Gentle Reminder Collection
Words for the spirit...
Gentle reminders anchor the body,
calm the mind, and soothe the soul...
From a simple word or phrase printed on vintage artist paper..to the most popular personalized Custom Charms, Artisan Kathi Higgins combines her vast, personal collection and her love of all things 'vintage' with the talents she possesses as an artisan jeweler to create K. Higgins & Co.
Her love affair with creating jewelry began in her teenage years. “Rather than ‘bagging groceries’ like many of my peers”, she says, “I was soldering charms on charm bracelets and changing watch batteries,” due to the generous offer of a family friend to work in his longtime Rochester jewelry store. Kathi also worked for several other Rochester jewelers.
Kathi left an airline management career in the mid 90’s (where she always yearned to be creative in a corporate world!) to stay home and raise her newborn son…always knowing that someday she would have a company of her own. She dabbled in many ventures, but eventually her entrepreneurial spirit brought her full circle, back to her roots-jewelry...and K. Higgins & Co. was born.
Through the years her company has evolved to include a line of Leather Bracelets and many other unique accessories. This includes backing many of her two-sided charms. Kathi reproduces the image, both front and back, sandwiches them between hand cut glass and expertly frames each piece with a silvery pewter frame (found in most of her work). This unique and wildly successful line of art charms and custom jewelry hit the ground running over 10 years ago and has never looked back! Today, K. Higgins & Co.’s ever-evolving and always-growing lines of unique jewelry are sold at Rochester’s larger juried art shows, through her website K. Higgins & Co. and in boutiques locally and in select spots across the country.
A friendship was birthed when Mikki and Kathi connected heart-to-heart and soul-to-soul, almost two decades ago on a design venture they were both involved with. The relationship was special to Mikki, not only as a dear friend, but also as an artist she admired. Mikki shared the vision of Simply Grace and invited Kathi to create a special collection of jewelry to capture the essence of Simply Grace, words that speak to the soul. Our beautiful friend, and talented artisan said yes.
We are humbled, honored and blessed to feature Kathi as a very special Simply Grace Artisan. Kathi has created an exclusive collection she designed for the Simply Serendipity Boutique…Her designs and words for the soul are gentle reminders to do life with a little more kindness, compassion and love…she is simply grace.