Kathleen Masterson

KEM Designs:Cape Cod Beach Stone Jewelry
Eatham, MA

At a young age I had a vision and insight.  I decided that I would become a part of “the solution”.  As time went on, my dreams faded and I chose to follow the easier path.  Some time ago I woke to find this comfortable little space I made for myself had changed along with the world we all share.  Circumstance, not choice, forced me to alter my direction.  I began by doing something I really love.  Working with beach stones seemed a small step in the right direction.  After three years of trial and error, I created my own system of drilling, engraving and designing jewelry.

I have lived on Cape Cod for 25 years and have always had an insatiable love of the sea.  I seldom return home without a pocket full of stones.  Several years ago my connection with stones advanced to a new level.  Harvesting Cape Code Beach Stones has become my passion.  I collect my stones from the beaches of Provincetown to the South Shore of Boston.  My designs transform them from a place in the waves to a new palette of silver and leather.  I do not tumble them or alter them in any way other than drilling a hole or an occassional engraving.  Mother Nature provides the smoothing and polishing.  Each of my pieces is unique to itself and no two stones are ever identical.