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First Friday with Jewelry Designer Katelynn Greenberg of Hardcore Gentleness

  • Bathing Beauties Beads 501 South Higgins Avenue Missoula, MT, 59801 United States (map)
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Join us for April First Friday with Katelynn Greenberg.

A bit about the artist
Arizona born, Montana living. I graduated from the University of Montana in Theater with an emphasis in Costume design. I have always been inspired by nature, but the mountains have claimed my creativity. I am self-taught in jewelry rigging but am constantly trying new techniques. 

A bit about Hardcore Gentleness…

My brand is called HardcoreGentleness. This came to be because of some lyrics written by J Dilla. 

                  “Because of your innocence, Even more you’ll remember this hardcore gentleness”

These words are significant because they translate into what I feel with my design aesthetic, a juxtaposition between hard and soft. There is a bit of Southwestern flavor mixed with the natural Montana feel. I like to mix metals, and pair unlikely colors and shapes together. I imagine the earrings I make speak to the person’s style wearing them. A person who is both badass and delicate. Every pair is expressed with Meraki, the Greek word that means the soul, creativity, or love put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work.