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May 7,  2016Spread of Jewelry made by Katy Richards
Katy Richards Trunk Show

You have seen her work on
  • “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”
  • “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”
  • “Dancing with the Stars”
And many others!
She is the uapologetically bold jewelry designer for the stars. 
Katy began developing her natural artistic and design talents at an early age.
Following a freak accident, she suffered a traumatic brain injury, which changed her life.
It was during Katy's recovery that she discovered a love for jewelry design.     
Katy’s first break would come when her jewelry caught the eye of Grammy award winner, India.Arie.   
She donned Katy's custom coral and jade necklace as she performed alongside Sting and Stevie Wonder in New York City.  Today, Katy’s Jewelry is sought out by renowned fashion plates everywhere.

FEBRUARY 14, 2016
Hotel Congress "Marry Me" Event
Marry Me Event at the Hotel Congress

How fun is this?
The one-of-a-kind downtown Tucson treasure, the HOTEL CONGRESS, is hosting their 5th Marry Me Congress event on Sunday, February 14, 2016 where any and all married couples are welcome to take part in their morning mass vow renewal on their scenic plaza.
The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.. All married couples joining us for the vow renewals should arrive by 10:15 a.m.!
In addition, TEN LUCKY COUPLES have already been chosen to receive a FREE Wedding Ceremony with all the trimmings at the Hotel's Copper Hall.
Krikawa Jewelry Design has provided a beautiful set of alternative metal bands for the GRAND PRIZE Winning couple. On behalf of the management and staff at Krikawa, HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS!
For more information call 520-622-8848, or visit

February, 2016
Tucson Gem & Mineral Show special: free stone settingFabulous February free stone setting promo

For the month of February, in honor of the fabulous Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, Krikawa is offering FREE stone setting.

You will save hundreds when you bring or send in your stone for our artisans to set in a stunning custom design. Normal stone setting fees are based on the type, size and shape of the stone. So, if you fell in love with beautiful gem in Tucson, or have a stone that you have always wanted to set in a unique piece of jewelry for yourself or someone special... NOW IS THE TIME!

Contact one of our design specialists today to get started on your design!

Erika Amulet 2015September 12, 2015-November 14, 2015
Miracles & Milagros

This group exhibition features new art and jewelry inspired by the concept of the “miracle” and the spirituality of the Southwest. It showcases over 30 local and national artists. Highlights include sculpture by renowned Mexican artist Quetzally Hernandez Coronado, painting by Los Angeles folk surrealist Sarah Stone, and amulets by the Old Pueblo’s Erika Weston. This show is our homage to our community’s Mexican roots, and coincides with the beloved, annual All Souls Procession. On view through November 14th.

Pictured: Amulet for Awareness, Compassion & Humility by Erika Weston

June 14, 2015

We return as a vendor to this bridal fair in the Old Pueblo, hosted by KRQ and Marriott University Park Hotel. If you're a bride, come and enter to win a full wedding package (honeymoon included)!

Men's Bracelet by Jodi BombardierJune 13, 2015
Jodi Bombardier Trunk Show

Come see Jodi's handcrafted leather bracelets! Find a locally-made gift for Father's Day or graduation. The men's bracelets pictured are priced at $50. This trunk show takes place during the fun Downtown Second Saturdays, so plan on grabbing a bite and bringing your friends!

Krikawa at Pride Guide Tucson Wedding and Honeymoon Expo, June 2015

June 7, 2015
Pride Guide Tucson Wedding & Honeymoon Expo

This is the first expo in Tucson hosted by this resourceful LGBT magazine! We were one of the many gay-friendly vendors at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa. Prizes were given out all day!

Ingepani Trunk Show SpreadMay 9, 2015
Ingepani Trunk Show

A trunk show during Downtown Second Saturdays for jewelry handcrafted in Bali. These affordable sterilng silver pieces feature large gemstone pendants and poison rings that hold your treasures.

Enlightenment Opening Reception, May 2015April 11, 2015
Enlightenment Opening Reception

Enlightenment: Works Made with Love, Light and Laughter opened during Downtown Tucson's Second Saturdays, making the evening quite festive! Our second exhibition included some out-of-state artists, as well as one all the way from the Czech Republic! The show of paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more runs all summer, through August 29th.

Violette at Krikawa Ladies Night 2015March 21, 2015
Ladies Night!

We had a trunk show of gorgeous tanzanite jewelry by Kaali Designs, while serving Violette Royale champagne cocktails, and having a drawing for tanzanite earrings! We also hosted Skinjectables Botox Bar, a Trish McEvoy makeup representative, TK Hair Studios and CAbi clothing.

Great Estate Roadshow February 2015

February 10-13th 2015
Great Estate Roadshow

National Rarities, Inc. returns to Krikawa to buy your unwanted valuables and antiques! Walk-in all day to have the team from National Rarities, Inc. give you a free appraisal on your treasures.

Earrings by Laura GibsonDecember 13, 2014
Laura Gibson Trunk Show

For holiday shoppers during Downtown Second Saturdays, we hosted a trunk show for renowned Tucson jewelry designer Laura Gibson. She is known for colorful, vibrant gemstone necklaces and earrings.

Local Flavors Opening Celebration November 2014November 22, 2014
Local Flavors Opening Celebration

Krikawa Jewelry Designs re-located to Downtown Tucson and re-opened as Krikawa Jewelry Art Gallery! The inaugural exhibition featured over thirty local artists. Our studio was packed wall-to-wall with guests and artwork in every medium! Music was provided by Chris Black, Jeff Grubic and Benjamin DeGain, and wine was poured by Callaghan Vineyards.

Tucson Weddings and Wine logoJune 22,2014

Krikawa is one of the jewelry vendors at this wedding expo at Marriott University Park Hotel. Free admission with a food bank donation!

Jewelry Box Blues flyerMay 16, 2014
Jewelry Box Blues Party

Join us for an evening full of drawings, refreshments, snacks. Win an iPad and gift certificates to Bodega and Alfonso Olive Oil. Want to experience Project Runway for yourself? You can bring in a few pieces of old jewelry to the event for a free fast paced design session, and discover how to turn your old jewels into jewelry you'll love to wear!

Body and Sol Productions LogoMarch 8-9, 2014
Body and Sol Expo

As part of the Body and Sol Productions Women’s Expo 2014, Lisa Krikawa, founder and designer of Krikawa Jewelry Designs, gave a presentation on different creative ways to transforming outdated gold jewelry or heirloom treasures into pieces that work with your current wardrobe or fashion!

Assorted antiques at the Great Estate RoadshowFebruary, 2014, August and November 2013
The Great Estate Roadshow

A few times a year we open our shop to National Rarities, Inc., an estate buying company out of St. Louis, MO. These friendly appraisers offer free appraisals and their expert knowledge of watches, autographs, diamond jewelry and more! They'll even buy your treasures at a fair price!

Krikawa at The Ultimate Queer Wedding ExpoApril 28, 2013
The Ultimate Queer Wedding Expo

We were the jewelry vendor at this LGBTQ wedding and commitment ceremony expo, hosted by Fluxx Studio. Same-sex couples had the opportunity to learn about our studio, view a sample of rings, schedule design appointments. We also treated attendees to Ring Pops!

Handmade in Tucson Exhibition FlyerNovember 9, 2012-January 31, 2013
Handmade in Tucson: Work By Local Jewelry Artisans Exhibition

We hosted our first juried exhibition of Tucson jewelry artists' work. The work demonstrated an eclectic variety of styles, as well as materials, from gold, sterling, gemstones, and pearls, to pewter, glass, recycled tin, and wood. Three of Krikawa's own jewelers displayed their work.

Fair Trade RingsJuly 1, 2011
Fair Trade Exhibition

This showroom exhibition featured fair trade gemstones and jewelry from exotic locales around the world.

Fair Trade contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers. We are proud to support the development of an ethical and sustainable supply chain in colored gemstones, and help to make a difference in the world, all while experiencing the joy and pleasure that objects of great beauty bring!

JNAMM 2011 Pick-Smith Boothanuary 13-16, 2011
Lisa in Pick-Smith Booth at NAMM Show

The National Association of Music Merchants is a non-profit organization supporting the music product industry. The 2011 trade show was held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Lisa Krikawa attended the show as an exhibitor with Pick-Smith. Krikawa Jewelry Designs has been partnering with Pick-Smith to create the FLiP! guitar pick holder. This patented product allows the guitar player the flexibility of easily switching between strumming and fingerpicking through an instant spring-loaded action. Krikawa handcrafts the precious metal FLiP!s. You can learn more about the FLiP! on our website.

Zoe Steele Trunk ShowDecember 4, 2010
Zoe Steele Trunk Show

Krikawa Jewelry Designs is hosting its first trunk show with Zoe Steele Jewelry! Zoe has been creating fine gemstone beaded and wire work jewelry for over a decade. With stunning gemstones she creates unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry that is beautiful, sparkly, and extremely versatile.

Pretty and elegant, you can wear this jewelry with jeans or gowns and feel like a queen all day long. Always an excellent choice for a gift, but you may also consider jazzing up your holiday wardrobe with a spectacular accessory by Zoe.

St. Philips Plaza LogoDecember 4, 2010
St. Philip's Plaza Holiday Express

St. Philip's Plaza Holiday Express & Food Drive, 4-8 PM only! This is a great time to check out the fine boutiques and galleries here at the plaza. Enjoy special savings and refreshments by many of the Plaza merchants. Krikawa will host a trunk show for Zoe Steele Jewelry and display our new Arizona Gemstone Jewelry line. The community food bank will be accepting non-perishable food items. You can also help decorate the Food Bank tree through small donations to the food bank. There will be a gift wrapping table set up as well as hot apple cider. Shop the plaza to the sound of music while carolers sing through the evening.

Faceting a GemstoneNovember 13-14, 2010
Open Studio

Tucson Pima Arts Council organizes an annual Open Studio Tour where over two hundred local artists open their doors to the community. Krikawa Jewelry Designs participated this year by holding two demonstrations: mokume gane patterning and repousse, and artistic gemstone faceting.

Gem TastingNovember 12, 2010
Gem Tasting

Krikawa had the ultimate happy hour with Larry Woods: award-winning gemstone artist! Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'œuvres while watching Larry facet a raw aquamarine (see left). Larry also discussed his gemstone adventures during an interactive round table. He passed around many unique cut gem samples . . . sunstone, star sapphire, spinel, tourmaline, and topaz to name just a few. On the left, you can see Lisa unwrapping a color change stone under a light. Guests were also able to purchase loose gemstones and jewelry with mounted stones.

Raw and Cut GemstonesFor more information about Larry Woods, also visit Jewels from the Woods.

Gem Show PartyFebruary 4, 2010
Gem Show Party

We hosted a fabulous evening of fine food and entertainment during the Gem Show week. Local performance group Flam Chen dazzled guests with pyrotechnics and acrobatics, while Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta added some Latin rhythm.
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