We love what we do and because of you... we The Jewels of Kingwood

"We are excited and passionate about the art that we create. And… even more thrilled that all of our customers know they are getting authentic handmade art that will be treasured by all generations. When you gift or display our art prints, or create projects using our printable papers, clipart and paper-crafting kits, you can be assured these are original works and not imported or mass produced. We love creating gifts that are handmade with care and lots of love... unique, affordable and not available anywhere else." ~ Kathy & Kristin

Before we created The Jewels of Kingwood, my daughter and I put our passion for art to work teaching art and design to middle and high school students. In our spare time we created handmade items to give as gifts and sell at craft fairs every weekend. Even though we were putting our talents to good use, something was lacking. Teaching left little time to keep up the pace of making and selling on the weekends. 

The big change that made a difference…

Then one day a huge change took place. We both were diagnosed with severe arthritis along with a number of other problems. Teaching all day had become physically challenging so we made the decision to retire. Being a graphic designer, I began creating artistic items to sell online. However, my daughter was the real catalyst for how The Jewels of Kingwood began in Texas in 2013. Kristin is the one who never did any computer designing, yet all of a sudden, she was creating art prints as a therapeutic outlet. Her work was shared with others and soon people began to purchase her prints. Her art spoke to each one in a different way and we began to see how her designs provided encouragement and emotional support to others. 

I was concerned that our work would just be a passing fad and that there would not be a niche or target audience to sustain our handmade business. During our first year of this business we began to see significant changes… we were getting more traffic and special orders from friends and people who saw Kristin’s  work in a medical office or posted on social media. Our small business grew from just a few art prints to over 300 in a very short time, most of which were inspired by what people were requesting. 

A new direction…

It took much soul searching and many discussions about what direction we should take. We finally realized success would come as long as our focus was to create the highest quality prints that would give our loyal followers an affordable way to express themselves through their decor and gift giving that would be both memorable and inspiring.  As soon as we narrowed our focus on specific vintage and retro design styles, each print became a piece of nostalgia to be treasured for future generations. 

Sweet success on the horizon…

Through it all, after six years as makers of art, and selling on several different online platforms, we  launched our very own website. We added digital printable scrapbook papers, kits and clipart because of the need we saw for something unique and original amongst that audience. Next, because of the demand, we offered our followers the opportunity to order custom and personalized designs. When you are looking for an art print that can express who you are, or need a gift that can be comforting or inspirational, The Jewels of Kingwood can help anyone with that important decorating or gift decision. And if you don’t see what you want, we can create a custom design just for you. Finally, we started our VIP Club for our followers who want to stretch their shopping budgets,  and get some personalized assistance with decorating and DIY projects. If you’d like to be among the first to hear about new collections and special offers please signup to become a “VIP Jewels Club” Member to receive our newsletter and an instant 20% off coupon.

And the beat goes on…

Our success can be attributed to our passion for helping others through our art. From that success we created our original Signature Collection, which includes prints that provide inspiring and encouraging images and quotes. In addition, we donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of our Signature Collection prints to support women and family crisis organizations. In addition, for every new VIP Jewels Club membership we donate funds that support local groups to help families in crisis. 

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