Meet the team


Designer, Creator, Collector

All Magnolia Tree Studio jewelry pieces are handcrafted and made-to-order in Kathy's design studio in Saint Paul, MN. Since 2009, she has worked with hundreds of brides to create custom wedding jewelry, bridesmaid sets and cherished gifts for maids of honor, flower girls, and mothers of the bride. She uses only the highest-quality materials: Swarovski crystals and pearls, semi-precious gemstones, vintage beads and brooches, rhinestones, and sterling silver or 14kt gold-plated findings. 

Originally from New Orleans, Kathy enjoys life in the snowy north with her artist husband and feisty rescue yorkie. Outside the studio, you might find her visiting museum exhibitions, planning dream vacations, or enjoying a quiet evening with friends, food, and dogs.
Studio Manager

Toby is a Yorkshire terrier puppy who wholeheartedly believes he runs the whole operation. He's not much for shipping, emailing or accounting, but what he lacks in business skills he more than makes up for in charm and enthusiasm. He works for snacks and snuggles, and his current favorite things include squeaky toys, cheese, and barking into the wind at nothing in particular.

Photo courtesy of Jessica Grandbois