Our Lucky Jewelry

Sometimes a necklace is more than a necklace. It’s a symbol. A talisman. A conversation piece. Designer Kathie Stamou, a American mom and blogger with her very own “mommy rap” on You Tube, now lives in Ireland where she makes conversation-starting pieces like this necklace and earring set. She uses a unique crotcheting technique and incorporates out-of-the-ordinary materials like slate from Irish roofs, crystal from Prague, fishing rope, curtain rings, and in the case of this set, plumbing washers and Spanish yarn! Each piece is handmade, and totally fascinating. They’re precious not because the materials are particularly valuable, but because of the ingenuity Stamou puts into mixing these materials together. (And yes, the washers do remind us a bit of Grommets, which makes them kind of a lucky charm for the Daily Grommet team.) What do you think? Tell us about the conversation pieces in your jewelry box. NOTE: This Grommet is sold out but you should browse our other Jewelry Grommets.

Kathie Stamou

Handcrafted Jewelry

Our Lucky Jewelry

Sometimes a necklace is more than a necklace. It’s a symbol. A talisman. A conversation piece. Designer Kathie Stamou, a American mom and blogger with her very own “mommy rap” on You Tube, now lives in Ireland where she makes conversation-starting pieces like this necklace and earring set. She uses a unique crotcheting technique and incorporates out-of-the-ordinary materials like slate from Irish roofs, crystal from Prague, fishing rope, curtain rings, and in the case of this set, plumbing washers and Spanish yarn! Each piece is handmade, and totally fascinating. They’re precious not because the materials are particularly valuable, but because of the ingenuity Stamou puts into mixing these materials together. (And yes, the washers do remind us a bit of Grommets, which makes them kind of a lucky charm for the Daily Grommet team.) What do you think? Tell us about the conversation pieces in your jewelry box. NOTE: This Grommet is sold out but you should browse our other Jewelry Grommets.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Emily
    Emily
    11/13/2008 12:00 PM

    Be prepared for people to ask you about this funky necklace all day long. They just might do that. And you just might enjoy it. Do you have any other conversation piece jewelry in your wardrobe? Do tell!

  • Shelley
    Shelley
    11/13/2008 12:22 PM

    I am the proud owner of several of Kathies pieces and I am always complimented on them ... I've also given peices for gifts and the recipient is so proud ....

  • Lauren
    Lauren
    11/13/2008 12:27 PM

    I like it but would like to see a close up shot. Do you have a zoom feature that I've missed?

  • Kathie Stamou
    Kathie Stamou
    11/13/2008 12:44 PM

    Hi Lauren, glad you like it! check out this link for a close up -

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15580227

  • Deirdre Hogan
    Deirdre Hogan
    11/13/2008 12:51 PM

    I just love the stuff Kathie creates, they are ALL unique and easy wearing pieces. You can wear them with casual OR fancy clothes. I have a couple of pieces that I love and wear often. I ALWAYS get comments on how lovely they are. I actually have worn them with some of my other jewelry and compliment it rather than detract.

    The items that are being showcased today are really spectacular..... and really well priced. GREAT value! Get em while you can.

  • Carla Schaschl
    Carla Schaschl
    11/17/2008 8:47 AM

    I love to travel and I don't believe in taking expensive jewelry on a holiday; so I'm always on the lookout for accessories that can compliment an outfit but are not extremely pricey. The necklace featured is perfect for dressing up an outfit when I'm home or away, and I won't have to worry about packing it or wearing it abroad. Fab!

  • Kristi Thompson
    Kristi Thompson
    6/2/2009 1:15 PM

    How cute! I like the unique look.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Kathie Stamou

Handcrafted Jewelry

Our Lucky Jewelry

Sometimes a necklace is more than a necklace. It’s a symbol. A talisman. A conversation piece.

Designer Kathie Stamou, a American mom and blogger with her very own “mommy rap” on You Tube, now lives in Ireland where she makes conversation-starting pieces like this necklace and earring set. She uses a unique crotcheting technique and incorporates out-of-the-ordinary materials like slate from Irish roofs, crystal from Prague, fishing rope, curtain rings, and in the case of this set, plumbing washers and Spanish
yarn!

Each piece is handmade, and totally fascinating. They’re precious not because the materials are particularly valuable, but because of the ingenuity Stamou puts into mixing these materials together.

(And yes, the washers do remind us a bit of Grommets, which makes them kind of a lucky charm for the Daily Grommet team.)

What do you think? Tell us about the conversation pieces in your jewelry box.

NOTE: This Grommet is sold out but you should browse our other Jewelry Grommets.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Emily
    Emily
    11/13/2008 12:00 PM

    Be prepared for people to ask you about this funky necklace all day long. They just might do that. And you just might enjoy it. Do you have any other conversation piece jewelry in your wardrobe? Do tell!

  • Shelley
    Shelley
    11/13/2008 12:22 PM

    I am the proud owner of several of Kathies pieces and I am always complimented on them ... I've also given peices for gifts and the recipient is so proud ....

  • Lauren
    Lauren
    11/13/2008 12:27 PM

    I like it but would like to see a close up shot. Do you have a zoom feature that I've missed?

  • Kathie Stamou
    Kathie Stamou
    11/13/2008 12:44 PM

    Hi Lauren, glad you like it! check out this link for a close up -

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15580227

  • Deirdre Hogan
    Deirdre Hogan
    11/13/2008 12:51 PM

    I just love the stuff Kathie creates, they are ALL unique and easy wearing pieces. You can wear them with casual OR fancy clothes. I have a couple of pieces that I love and wear often. I ALWAYS get comments on how lovely they are. I actually have worn them with some of my other jewelry and compliment it rather than detract.

    The items that are being showcased today are really spectacular..... and really well priced. GREAT value! Get em while you can.

  • Carla Schaschl
    Carla Schaschl
    11/17/2008 8:47 AM

    I love to travel and I don't believe in taking expensive jewelry on a holiday; so I'm always on the lookout for accessories that can compliment an outfit but are not extremely pricey. The necklace featured is perfect for dressing up an outfit when I'm home or away, and I won't have to worry about packing it or wearing it abroad. Fab!

  • Kristi Thompson
    Kristi Thompson
    6/2/2009 1:15 PM

    How cute! I like the unique look.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.