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INTRODUCING THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE KCF DESIGNS FAMILY: 

 

CUFF STUFF(R) CUSTOM WIREWRAP BRACELETS FOR MEN AND WOMEN AND

CHAINCOIL(R) BRACELETS FOR MEN AND WOMEN

 

I'LL PRESENT THE CUFF STUFF(R) DETAILS FIRST, FOLLOWED BY

THE CHAINCOIL(R) STYLE (right after the color chart for Cuff Stuff wire)

 

1.  CUFF STUFF(R) CUSTOM WIREWRAP BRACELETS FOR MEN AND WOMEN

CRAFTED TO YOUR DESIGN TASTES AND STYLE...

CHOOSE FROM 31 COLORS & 5 SIZES

2-Wire ($18), 3-Wire ($21), 4-Wire ($24), 5-Wire ($27) and 6-Wire ($30) widths

Custom fit - adjustable for wrists between 6.5" and 8.0" (Wrists over 8.0", add $3)

Mail orders less than $50 ship for FREE anywhere in the U.S. by First-Class mail

Orders $50 and over ship for FREE by Priority Mail (2-4 day delivery time)

 

Cuff Stuff(R) Bracelet in Gold, Caribbean Blue and Leaf GreenCuff Stuff(R) Gold, Caribbean Blue and Leaf Green (ends)

CUFF STUFF(R) 3-Wire bracelet in Gold, Caribbean Blue and

Leaf Green with silver wraps and rings.

 

Cuff Stuff(R) bracelet in Black, Gold and Cranberry

CUFF STUFF(R) 3-Wire bracelet in Black, Gold and Cranberry

with gold wraps and rings.

 

Here's an eye-catching new design custom-crafted to your color palette and style:  The Cuff Stuff(R) bracelet is designed to be beautiful, versatile and strong, made with high-grade aluminum jewelry wire, and precision anchor-wrapped with half-round silver, gold, copper, titanium or black accent wire to solidly and snugly hold everything in place for a tight, rigid look without the rigid feel of traditional bangle or cuff bracelets.  The selection of 31 colors to choose from guarantees you'll receive just the look you want for a masculine, feminine or unisex style.  Simply choose your colors, decide how you want them arranged, and let us know your exact wrist size for a perfect fit.

 

The Cuff Stuff(R) is malleable, which means once you put it on, you can shape it around your wrist for the most comfortable fit.  The ideal fit allows a gap of about an inch between the two ends for a "cuff" bracelet look but without the hard, awkward fit of most cuff bracelets that feel uncomfortable when you rest your wrist on a hard surface. 

 

Because you have a choice of 31 colors to design your custom bracelet (and you can choose a color more than once in your design), your style can be anywhere from whimsical to subtle, bold to brazen, colorful and full of variety to totally monochromatic.  And because these amazing bracelets make a thoughtful and personal gift, they are also perfect for those who appreciate their personal style celebrated in the colors they love.  When ordering, simply choose how many of each size -- 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-Wire style -- and check out of your Shopping Cart.  Once you've purchased the quantity of each size, for your custom order, I will contact you at the e-mail you used to check out with to request your color choices for each bracelet and the arrangement of colors in each before crafting them. 

 

Order your Cuff Stuff(R) bracelet(s) by selecting the category "CUFF STUFF(R) Bracelets" from the "KCF Designs: Products by Category" page selector at the top of the menu in the left margin, OR simply click on this link: 

http://www.kcfdesigns.com/products.php?category_id=3888

 

Here are the 31 colors available to create your Cuff Stuff(R) bracelet:

 

 

I look forward to crafting your beautiful new CUFF STUFF(R) bracelet(s) soon!

 

2.  CHAINCOIL(R) CUSTOM HANDMADE COIL BRACELETS FOR MEN AND WOMEN

CRAFTED TO YOUR DESIGN TASTES AND STYLE...

CHOOSE FROM 18 COLORS AND 3 CLASP STYLES

 

Slinky metal coils... bright, eye-popping permanent colors... substantial impact yet easy to wear.

 

That's the new ChainCoil(tm) bracelet from the distinctive imagination of artisan K.C. Frogge. Smooth hand-made coils of pure permanently-enameled copper wrap around each other, then around your wrist for a gorgeous statement of signature colors.

 

You can design your own color palette from a range of 18 colors... mix and match up to 6 colors of your choice and I'll arrange them to bring out the best of each color... complimentary colors working together.  OR you can choose from bracelets whose color palettes I've already designed and select one or more of those.  Your exact wrist size measurement will ensure I can create a bracelet that will fit you well and last for years.   

 

You won't believe how smooth and slinky it is on your wrist... my exclusive tuck technique guarantees that each coil's wire ends aren't exposed to snag on your clothing or skin... you have to feel it to believe it, and everyone who wears a ChainCoil(R) says it's an incredibly imaginative and eye-catching bracelet. 

 

You have a choice from four types of clasps to finish your ChainCoil(R) bracelet: 

 

(1) A super-strong magnetic clasp which makes it easy to put on when other clasps are just too much of a bother.

(2) A lobster-claw clasp for extra security and function.

(3) A toggle-style clasp which is both secure and fashionable.

(4) A hand-forged hook-and-eye clasp which is both secure and easy to use.   

 

Clasps come in either gold or silver color, so whatever your bracelet color palette, I have a clasp that works. 

 

ChainCoil(R) bracelets are a KCF Designs exclusive.  I look forward to creating these unique and original bracelets for you!

 

 

K.C. Frogge

Proprietor & Imagineer

KCF Designs

Oakland, California USA

 

 

 

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COMING SOON:  NEW JEWELRY DESIGN CLASSES by K.C. FROGGE, your Instructor

Dates and times TBA at High Street Station Cafe and Coffeehouse, Alameda

COMING SOON:  Presenting KCF Designs' personal tutorial series, "FINDING YOUR STYLE" -- a series of beginning-to-intermediate hands-on jewelry technique tutorials and personal design sessions.  If you've always wanted to make a piece of jewelry that's unique and different, first master the basic looping, wirewrap, connecting and shaping techniques, then let your personal sense of style determine the finished piece or pair.  "You'll take home your actual finished pieces of jewelry, as well as have options for future classes including intermediate personal instruction to learn advanced artisan techniques to further expand your creativity.

FINDING YOUR STYLE -- INTRODUCTORY CLASS:  "Foundation for Success -- Looping, Closing, Aligning, and Trimming for Accuracy". 

DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED

at

High Street Station Coffeehouse and Cafe

1301 High Street

Alameda, CA  94501

K.C. Frogge, your instructor.

 

Helping you learn just how to craft a tight, precise base to support and bring your unique design together.  You'll learn the basic techniques for constructing and finishing your first pair of earrings with design elements YOU select.  When class is over, you'll take home up to 5 pairs of custom-designed earrings made by YOU, in glass, semiprecious stone, bodysafe metals and crysals.  Enough for the whole next workweek!" 

You'll even learn a few of of K.C.'s unique techniques and methodologies to understand you CAN think "out of the box" and stay true to your personal artistry.  Whether you've made your own jewelry in the past and need a refresher, or you're new to crafting but perhaps had ideas you'd create if only you knew the basics, this class is limited to 6 students to insure enough optimal personal instruction. 

Class is 90 minutes in length, which includes 45 minutes of hands-on technique tutorials plus 45 minutes of design and craft tutorials including the student's crafting of up to 5 pairs of quality, artisan earrings.  Jewelry tools used by the student will be available for purchase at cost.  Instruction handouts with illustrated techniques and tips on design for that day's class will be available at the conclusion.  Class cost:  $40 (includes all class materials).   

Once class dates and times are selected, you can reserve your space and purchase your class online, go to the home page and select the category "ALL PRODUCTS BY CATEGORY" and then subcategory "JEWELRY DESIGN CLASSES."  Add the class of your choice to your cart and check out to reserve and purchase... it's that easy.  If you have any questions, please e-mail K.C. at kcfrogge@earthlink.net with any questions prior to registering.

Thanks very much to Lynda Kretlow and Susan Timney, partners and proprietors of the High Street Station, for their graciousness in hosting the KCF "Finding Your Style" jewelry design classes.  High Street Station features a wonderful array of food and beverage selections, including homemade-to-order delicious sandwiches, salads, and dinner selections in the evenings.  They feature a variety of coffees and teas, juices, homemade pastries, and a good selection of beers and wines.  Please consider coming early for lunch or staying after class for dinner.  Beverages and snacks may be enjoyed during class... after all, you need to be comfortable to craft... and hunger isn't comfortable. 

See you there soon!

K.C. Frogge

Proprietor and Imagineer

KCF Designs

 

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JANUARY 2013:  What's NEW this month?

 

NEW AND IMPROVED TECHNIQUES MAKES

"CLASS UNDER GLASS" PENDANTS

EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN EVER!!!

K.C.'s proprietary blend of sealants is now

CLEARER - STRONGER - GLASSLIKE

MAKING YOUR SPECIAL IMAGE EVEN MORE

BRILLIANT... DETAILED... WATER-RESISTANT

Keepsakes that will last a LIFETIME!

 

DON'T FORGET VALENTINE'S DAY IS THE

PERFECT DAY FOR THE PERFECT GIFT...

CUSTOM "CLASS UNDER GLASS" MEMORIES?

OVER 25 COLORS/STYLES OF "QUICK PICKS" EARRINGS?

THE AMAZING "CHAINCOIL" BRACELET?

HAND-FORGED "MUSIC TO MY EARS" EARRINGS?

UNIQUE RAINBOW JEWELRY DESIGNS?

CONTEMPORARY ARTISAN-DESIGNED JEWELRY?

I'M READY TO MAKE SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOU!

-- K.C.
 

 

 

 

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NEW!  GORGEOUS "CLASS UNDER GLASS" PHOTO JEWELRY PENDANTS

including CUSTOM PERSONALIZED with YOUR FAVORITE IMAGES!!!

 

 

BEAUTIFUL TEMPERED GLASS TILE PENDANTS!

Choose from many images I have in stock

OR

let me create one or more just for you using your favorite person, place, pet, or image!

 

In stock:

Marriage Equality First-Class FOREVER Stamp (K.C.'s original graphic design)

Rainbow cascading vertical piano keys

Melissa Etheridge in Concert (K.C.'s 1999 close-up photo!)

k.d. lang (license granted for use)

Rainbow Guitar Line-up

"That You Love" -- K.C.'s original philosophy line

Sunrise Over the Bahamas

Xena and Gabrielle (2 images, license granted for use)

San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series commemoratives (original poster and newspaper miniaturized)

Women couple from the 1860's (old photo)

Amelia Earhart portrait

Guitar Swimming Pool (K.C. photo)

Lone Cypress at Pebble Beach (K.C. photo)

Red Parrot (K.C. photo)

Roaring Camp Railroad Train Tracks through Big Basin Redwoods (K.C. photo)

10 Silhouetted Women Standing Together Hand-In-Hand against Blue Sky

Hershey, the Beautiful Rabbit (K.C.'s photo)

Flying Nude Woman with Flowing Rainbow Hair Playing Guitar

Brandi Chastain 1999 USA Soccer famous "Shirt-Off" Celebration

 

You can also order your own customized pendant with an image of your choosing!

Purchase the "Custom Personalized Pendant" from our glass pendant choices.

After your purchase is confirmed, e-mail your BEST-QUALITY image of any person, place, pet, or any other image you want me to produce (to kcfrogge@earthlink.net) and I'll take care of properly sizing it to proportion, densing it to 300DPI for best image quality, and magically transforming it to a beautiful pendant for your jewelry collection or to give as a cherished gift.  Allow 7 days for production and shipping for best quality... sometimes it takes a little tweaking of the photo to produce the best density, contrast, brightness and color saturation. 

 

Click HERE to get started!

http://www.kcfdesigns.com/products.php?category_id=3743

 

Ready-made pendants ordered from our stock are $15 each

Custom personalized pendants are $20 each. 

(pendant only, chain or cord not included)

 

As always, shipping is FREE to any U.S. address (including P.O. Boxes)

As a special introduction, I am offering you a FREE customized pendant when you purchase two customized pendants... so you can order three different pendants while paying for two.  (Free option is selectable as "FREE Customized Pendant With Purchase of Two")

 

Here's what people are saying so far about their glass pendants:

"I love the solid, yet lightweight feel of the pendant.  It is well put together and has a firm baille at the top for just about any size necklace to go through.  The picutre K.C. chose wa spriceless because it was from my college grduation party!  The image on the pendant is very clear and it's protected by a tempered glass domed tile and sealed very well.  The most important thing to me is that it is a sentimental photo of my wife, and I will wear it with love and pride about her.  I would recommend it to any one of my friends or family" -- Heather Cline

 

"I have had the great pleasure to receive from K.C. an absolutely BEAUTIFUL pendant which she makes by hand.  These are 'top shelf, top quality' handmade worksof art by a fine craftswoman.  I was very impressed by the care and quality she is committed to offering.  The photo quality is rich and clean, and the pendant itself is very unique and stunning.  I am her new number one fan!"  -- Page Hodel

 

"K.C. Frogge made us one of the most important keepsakes we've ever received -- a handcrafted pendant in the form of a little picture of our commitment ceremony back in 1979 that we can wear around our necks.  We're not the types to wear much jewelry, but this necklace is different.  It's a wear-and-share, treasured memory.  It's something that we can't see to take our eyes off of.  Okay, we did look a lot better back then, but it's really K.C.'s talent in jewelry-making and her creative energy that makes this a lovely piece of jewelry in our collection."  -- Cate Larsen and Emily Brooks

 

"While K.C.'s jewelry is always beautiful, her newest work, the 'Class Under Glass' pendant series, is nothing short of stunning.  When she initially described it to me, I thought it would be gorgeous, but when I actually saw the finished product, I was blown away by its beauty.  I now wear my darling Sara [Pit-Shepherd canine mix] close to my heart!"  -- Bobbe Leviten

 

Click here to browse or to order your custom designed pendant(s):

http://www.kcfdesigns.com/products.php?category_id=3743

 

Let me make you a fan of my artistry and attention to detail.

Thanks for making me your artisan jewelry designer!

K.C.

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May, 2012:  What's NEW this month?

"MUSIC TO MY EARS" Treble Clef Earrings in over a dozen dazzling colors!

(see the "Blog" page for all 13 available colors, with more to come, including .925 STERLING SILVER!)

 

 

CLICK ON THE "KCF DESIGNS - ALL PRODUCTS BY CATEGORY" TAB IN THE LEFT MARGIN

and then click on "Musicians Club Clefs" to see all 26 variations (large and small in 13 colors each!)

 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE KCF DESIGNS ONLINE STORE...

COME IN AND ENJOY FINDING YOUR NEW FAVORITE ARTISTIC JEWELRY DESIGNS!

 

 

And "THANK YOU!" for supporting your local designers and artisan crafters!