Katya Madden / Katya's Convertibles

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Artist Website

For more than 20 years, designer Katya Madden of Katya’s Convertibles has been making multifunctional “convertible” jewelry for those who have difficulties with clasps. We’re happy to have her intense magnetic clasps as part of the Sugarloaf Family!

Katya and her partner Tatyana Cleopatra spent many years living and designing in New York, creating jewelry out of difficult-to-access Russian amber. Bringing so many women joy with their beautiful designs combining amber, gold, crystals and gemstones inspired them to make handmade jewelry for people of all abilities. They work with fine materials such as gold, silver and various types of gems and stones.

It shouldn’t be hard work to put on accessories, according to Katya. Some women may face certain challenges putting on their jewelry. The tiny clasps can be difficult to see and maneuver if you have limited mobility. Katya’s strong magnets join up together quickly and easily, so you don’t have to worry about whether your necklace or bracelet is fully secured.

Even though she moved to Florida in 2016, Katya has “no plans to let go of thousands of fun Sugarloaf customers!”

Note: Do note wear magnetic jewelry if you have a pacemaker or other battery-operated medical device.