It's TOUR TIME! STUDIO #12 is OPEN TODAY: 10 am - 5 pm

WELCOME to High Desert Creations! I am excited to show you a wide range of my original handmade jewelry in Western, Southwestern and Contemporary styles. And I’m excited to see which piece(s) you select to go home with.

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HDC is open 10 am – 5 pm this weekend: Friday, Nov. 16; Saturday, Nov. 17 & Sunday, Nov. 18 at 31616 N. 70th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85266. Come early for the best selections.

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Images Arizona and editor Shelly Spence are great supporters of local artists – check out the HIDDEN IN THE HILLS ARTIST STUDIO TOUR & SALE! section in the November issue.

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I am hosting four talented artists at my High Desert Creations Studio #12 and NEXT DOOR see these four artists at cuvée art Studio #13. BTW: I am happy to report that the calls keep coming in and a gentleman from Canada just purchased one of my original works of wearable art to give to his wife to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

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I am so grateful to so many of my followers who express their appreciation for my work – like Britt Lahey who says ~ “Good jewelry like yours NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE OR FASHION!!!!” and Shirley Anne Mann who says: “I look so forward to seeing your creations I feel as if I know you so well - thank you for sharing your precious heart🎈🌹🎈”

 The Wonder Of It All" Pendant – classic with a little Southwest Twist featuring a gorgeous Kingman Turquoise stone cut by Jason Brousseau, NM and set in sterling silver elicited the following from  Fronnie Bealer ~ “You are walking along in the desert leaving some footprint (the little scrolls on the sides) when you serendipitously come upon a narrow lake, which offers refreshment for body and soul. I love the splash of turquoise.”

The Wonder Of It All" Pendant – classic with a little Southwest Twist featuring a gorgeous Kingman Turquoise stone cut by Jason Brousseau, NM and set in sterling silver elicited the following from Fronnie Bealer ~ “You are walking along in the desert leaving some footprint (the little scrolls on the sides) when you serendipitously come upon a narrow lake, which offers refreshment for body and soul. I love the splash of turquoise.”

 "Following Destiny" combines two pieces of nature – a freshwater pearl and a Utah Septarian stone cut by Jeff Hansen, AZ – set in mixed metals: sterling silver and copper.  Jo E. Caruso says ~ “That is more than incredible. I love the freshwater pearl addition. Just beautiful!!! I just had to share with you how this piece affected me when I received it. It felt like it finally made it home. Along with a lot of energy from the artist. The picture doesn’t do it justice. Thank you, Kathi. For sharing your gift.

"Following Destiny" combines two pieces of nature – a freshwater pearl and a Utah Septarian stone cut by Jeff Hansen, AZ – set in mixed metals: sterling silver and copper. Jo E. Caruso says ~ “That is more than incredible. I love the freshwater pearl addition. Just beautiful!!! I just had to share with you how this piece affected me when I received it. It felt like it finally made it home. Along with a lot of energy from the artist. The picture doesn’t do it justice. Thank you, Kathi. For sharing your gift.

 “Owyhee Desert Summer” features an Owyhee Jasper cut by Jeff Hansen, AZ and set in sterling silver elicited this from  Denise Jansky ~ “Looks liked brown lava flowing across white sand in to a blue/green ocean.” And this from Candace Gates ~ “Truly beautiful, my pick so for, they are all beautiful though!”

“Owyhee Desert Summer” features an Owyhee Jasper cut by Jeff Hansen, AZ and set in sterling silver elicited this from Denise Jansky ~ “Looks liked brown lava flowing across white sand in to a blue/green ocean.” And this from Candace Gates ~ “Truly beautiful, my pick so for, they are all beautiful though!”

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Southwest Art Magazine helped me reach collectors and art enthusiasts on the inside back cover of the October 2018 issue – resulting in a number of calls and two commissions so far. As a unique niche, I celebrate my affinity for fellow ranchers by creating custom ranch brand pendants and bracelets – for both women and men. See pendant on page below - top left:

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And I’d be happy to work with you to create your personal storyteller pendant (below). Storyteller pendants feature hand-made meaningful and inspirational symbols that represent three major things in a person’s life.

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Send an email message to me at kathi89445@yahoo.com or text 775-304-6756 and express your interest in collaborating on a ranch brand or storyteller pendant as a gift or for your very own.   

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From Workbench to Wearable Art

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“In The Back Country” Pendant ~ Turquoise Mountain stone shaped by master cutter Jason Brousseau of NM set in textured sterling silver. Hanging from an 18” wheat weave chain the pendant measures 2 ¾”h x 2 ¼”w. Even more amazing layered with additional silver & turquoise neckpieces.   

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Phoenix Home & Garden November 2018 focuses on my original wearable art.

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“On The Edge Of Someday” Bracelet: outstanding Hubei Turquoise shaped by master stone cutter Jeff Hanson, AZ set in 20 gauge sterling silver with sterling silver accents.

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HDC SHOWS OFF “Messages From Heaven” pendant in City Sun Times – which was acquired and sent off to one of my valued collectors in Pasadena, California. Thank you, Valerie, I love return clients, it keeps me inspired and creating!

 Also greatly appreciated on Facebook: Rick Leeper ~  That is one of the prettiest stones ever..   I just had to say to Rick:  Can't match the beautiful turquoise that comes out of the Number 8 Mine outside of Elko, NV

Also greatly appreciated on Facebook: Rick Leeper ~ That is one of the prettiest stones ever..

I just had to say to Rick: Can't match the beautiful turquoise that comes out of the Number 8 Mine outside of Elko, NV

FRIDAY - 11/16/18: COME EARLY for the BEST SELECTIONS!

The Hidden In The Hills Tour & Sale begins in ONE WEEK on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16. I am pleased to host four exceptional guest artists who work in oil, acrylic, mixed media or wood at High Desert Creations HITH Studio #12.

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OPEN 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on November 16-17-18 & November 23-24-25 (the weekends before & after Thanksgiving). Come early for the best selections: 31616 N. 70th Street, N. Scottsdale, AZ 85266

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MAKE it MEANINGFUL!

Singular and distinctive, a custom piece of jewelry is most meaningful. I welcome collaboration and the chance to create a ranch brand, pendant or bracelet that fulfills your design vision – an original work of wearable art for yourself or as a gift. I’m currently taking orders for Christmas.

This commissioned pendant is off to Diane Parker  at Parker Brangus Ranch, San Simon, AZ.

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This commission bracelet is off to Jenny Anglen in Bosque New Mexico. Thank you, Jenny for allowing me to create a piece with your hunting treasures. It’s a big responsibility, although I welcome it. 

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Wearable Art Admired & Desired by Women & Men!

"All Things Natural" found a new home right here in Winnemucca. Thank you, Carolyn Dufurrena, with your Geology back ground, this piece is right for you, and when I say you rock, you literally rock. 

  "All Things Natural" is a real statement piece! Set in a 100% copper circle is a natural opalized Ammonite, a natural freshwater Pearl, a natural Korite Opal with a natural copper splash and several sterling silver drops. The pendant hangs from 18 inches of natural Madagascar Coral Beads. Lots of thought went into this piece, trying to compliment these awesome beads.

"All Things Natural" is a real statement piece! Set in a 100% copper circle is a natural opalized Ammonite, a natural freshwater Pearl, a natural Korite Opal with a natural copper splash and several sterling silver drops. The pendant hangs from 18 inches of natural Madagascar Coral Beads. Lots of thought went into this piece, trying to compliment these awesome beads.

Not only for women – comments below are from male facebook followers:

Paul Smith ~ Wow. Your creativity just amazes me! An amazing piece.

High Desert Creations ~ Thank you Paul, as you can see, I have no one particular set style. I like to do it all.

Knole Shepherd Deacon III ~ I was born and raised in Prescott. That's where I became The Turquoise Cowboy. I'm gonna buy some of your jewelry when I can. I love it.

Wild & Free GIFTED - Husband to Wife!

"Wild and Free" is off to Washington State as an unexpected gift from her husband to his wife, how sweet is that. Thank you, Mike!  

  This stunning sterling silver and 100% copper work of wearable art features outstanding turquoise from mines in both Arizona and Nevada. Enhanced with handmade copper bead caps and silver, the pendant measures 3” x 1½” and drops from 18 inches of chunky turquoise stones.

This stunning sterling silver and 100% copper work of wearable art features outstanding turquoise from mines in both Arizona and Nevada. Enhanced with handmade copper bead caps and silver, the pendant measures 3” x 1½” and drops from 18 inches of chunky turquoise stones.

A facebook comment exchange between loyal follower Denise Jansky and Kathi Turner:

Denise Jansky ~ Lucky lady, lovely piece of jewelry with love from her husband. Smart man!

High Desert Creations ~ Denise, he brings her special pieces from all parts of the country he travels though. I thought what a kind and thoughtful husband.

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I thought this image was priceless. It surprised me in two ways. How Vickie displays my pieces when not wearing it, but that she has also acquired so many pieces. Thank you, Vicki McPeak, for sharing . Follow me: facebook.com/High Desert Creations

  Vickie responded to the post with: Love all of them! Wonderful to wear and display👍 (that’s not all I have by the way)😍

Vickie responded to the post with: Love all of them! Wonderful to wear and display👍 (that’s not all I have by the way)😍

Additional comments from followers include:  

Cheyenne N Jake Fowler ~ Wowsa! Color me jealous! Those are fabulous!!❤️😍❤️

Adrianne Ricci ~ Absolutely beautiful every piece you are so talented

Shelia Martin ~ I love that! She's so lucky to get to have a collection of your pieces! I only have one but, it is my favorite necklace.

Marlene Sabatina ~ Wonderful customer and great taste in jewelry

COME to the WESTERN ART and CRAFT SHOW - Aug. 1 & 2 & 3, 2018 in Winnemucca, Nevada!

This annual art event is a real western favorite – for me and those who attend!

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The three-day Western Art & Craft Show will run August 1st (9 am-6 pm); August 2nd (9 am – 7 pm); August 3rd (9 am – 2 pm). Held in conjunction with the famous Superior Livestock Auction, you can find me in the East Hall/Main Floor of the Winnemucca Convention Center located at 50 W. Winnemucca Boulevard in Winnemucca NV. I look forward to seeing you and to showing you my original Western/Southwestern bracelets, earrings and pendants. Visit my High Desert Creations Facebook page to see more of my work where I am pleased to receive these simple and sincere comments: Absolutely Beautiful! That’s Beautiful! Beautiful Work! Beautiful Piece! WOW! Gorgeous! Stunning!

Admission to the Western Art & Craft Show is free and be sure to enter the giveaway – the lucky winner will receive a shopping voucher.

The HIGHLIGHT of the HITH TOUR = YOU!

A heartfelt thank you to all who visited High Desert Creations during the 2017 HITH Tour!  I so enjoyed meeting new friends, welcoming back long-time friends and sharing my jewelry making process with all of you.

I love seeing eyes light up and hands reach out to touch and put on my original pieces of wearable art. Many have a story to tell and now you add to the experience your story about finding, admiring and acquiring.  Meaningful and memorable to both you and I.

Please know that I am just a text or phone call away (775-304-6756) and will be happy to set a time to meet with you in my favorite place – High Desert Creations Studio in North Scottsdale.

2017 HIDDEN IN THE HILLS STUDIO TOUR & SALE

Visit: HIGH DESERT CREATIONS - HITH Studio #13

31616 N. 70th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 (N. Scottsdale Rd. & E. Lone Mtn. Road)

TOUR & SALE OPEN: 10 am – 5 pm on the weekends before and after Thanksgiving

November 17, 18 & 19 and November 24, 25 & 26, 2017

Representing her connection to the earth and its beauty, Kathi Turner follows her free spirit in constructing neckpieces, bracelets and earrings in Western, Southwestern and Contemporary designs.

GUEST ARTISTS: Morrie Elmer wood; Jan Griggs, acrylic/mixed media; new to the tour this year: Brian Johnson, mixed media/fiber/metal

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Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour

I'm so thrilled to participate again in Sonoran Arts League's Hidden In the Hills Studio Tour (11/22-24, & 11/29 - 12/1)!  It is my 2nd year being part of this awesome group of artists coming together to open their studios and meet the community.

I have spent weeks getting ready - and tonight I share this picture of "the night before".  Must admit, I feel a mix of emotions - "Will they come??  Will they like my work?  Will they see the love I have put into each piece??"

I share this because Studio Tours are about getting to know each artist, and the heart and soul they put into their work.  Each of us (no matter how experienced or seasoned) looks forward with a bit of anxiety to putting their heart on the line throughout the show.  We welcome you into our work and our world.  We're honored by your visit.

Below is my quiet studio tonight..."the night before".  Can't wait to see it come to life tomorrow.  For me it's about the work, the inspiration, and the connection that happens when I'm creating.  I'm happy thinking whoever is drawn to my work is meant to have it.

Hope to see you throughout this weekend and next...

Kathi.

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