A mother and daughter have opened a new metal, clay, fiber business in downtown Osseo. They call it “A Small Gem in the Heart of Osseo.”

Katrina Barnett and her daughter, Catrielle, have opened  KaWynn Fine Crafts, at 219 Central Avenue. Their store is open on select days.

Their mission is “to create well-designed, handcrafted and innovative pieces for the body and home.”

Katrina Barnett has worked with metal arts for over 20 years. She is a 1997 graduate of the Minneapolis Technical College Jewelry program.

She has sold and exhibited her jewelry and sculptural creations in the Midwest and Texas.

“Katrina’s current series of jewelry and sculpture is influenced by patterns. In a recent series of enamel jewelry, the patterns of our water cycle was an inspiration. Some of the materials seen in her jewelry include; semi-precious metals, silver, gold, enamel, semi-precious stone and found materials,” according to the website.

Catrielle Barnett uses the mediums of fiber arts, clay, lamp work, bead making, printmaking and painting. Common themes in her work include: protection of nature and elements of visual storytelling.

“Often, [she] incorporates up-cycled materials in many of her textile designs. The message of conserving is evident in her collections,” the website said.

She has eight years of sewing experience. Catrielle creates purses, pillows, zipper pouches, ceramic pieces, wall art, clothing and accessories.

She is currently studying fashion construction and pattern drafting at The Sewing Lounge in St. Paul.

Store summer hours are Aug. 10, Aug. 24, and Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each of those days.

To learn more, visit kawynn.com

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