Meet Kate Ellen

Artist, healer, and goldsmith, Kate's draws from her own journey of alchemizing trauma into beauty to inspire others to live creatively.

Today, so much attention is paid to our highlight reel, yet it is often our biggest challenges in life that reveal who we really are. Culturally there is so little space to honor these rites of passage that define us — so few spaces to be witnessed as we change and transform.

With 15 years of experience as a goldsmith, Kate counsels individuals through life's transitions with personalized ceremony and adornment. She delights in crafting jewelry for couples who are transitioning into married life or welcoming a baby, but she also holds space for the full spectrum of human experience.

She teaches people how to wield the healing power of adornment for gracefully transitioning to a new chapter in life, touching on significant life moments like loss & grief, divorce, menopause, health challenges, reproductive loss, and other life changes often left unspoken.

With a warm and bold approach, Kate infuses her work with ritual and ceremony, offering transformative experiences to her clients. As a supportive guide, her style is playful, multifaceted and creative expertly weaving in her extensive personal studies to create a bespoke and personally tailored experience for each individual.

Kate holds a BA in Public Health and Social Work. She is a mother, permaculturist & singer-songwriter. She founded her flagship boutique, Crown Nine, in Oakland, CA in 2011 and reimagined the brand as wovekind in 2024 based in Sebastopol, CA.

She lives up a dirt road in Sonoma County with her sweetheart, her two young children and dog, Jim Dude.

To bring a love ethic to every dimension of our lives, our society would need to embrace change. ― bell hooks

Ways to Work Together

Self-Guided E-Courses

Take our signature Holistic Ring Design E-Course for couples and explore upcoming courses for women.

1:1 Holistic Counsel

Work directly with Kate Ellen in private sessions

Adornment

Shop our core collection of Ceremonial Jewelry

Redesign your Jewelry

Work with Kate Ellen to revitalize your heirloom jewelry

Remembering relation

"Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.”

― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Kate Ellen's underlying mission is to serve people in rediscovering relationship will all beings all our non-human relatives and even the "things" we have been taught are dead or without life. The current state of worldwide humanitarian and ecological crisis are the fallout of our collective forgetting: we stopped remembering our connection to all beings, our oneness with every element, energy, person, plant, animal, rock, shell, and micro-organism here on planet earth.

Remembering our interconnectedness and learning how to once again live in relationship instead of domination and supremacy, begins with developing right relationship with self. Jewelry is but one way of practicing this mindful approach of learning to see yourself as unique and purposefully here, worthy of radiance, and reflected in and responsible to the beauty of the world.

From this place, of loving our own being wholeheartedly, we can relearn how to receive, how to caretake, and what to give back. We can remember what it means to be in community. Ultimately, Kate Ellen hopes to ignite creativity and curiosity in each person she serves, helping them to meaningfully weave themselves into the grand tapestry of life.

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Book a 1:1 discovery call to chat directly with Kate Ellen about your life & project.

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YouTube

Launching summer 2024

By Invite

Kate welcomes invitations to speak to your group or on your podcast

Conscious Entrepreneur Counsel

Kate also provides 1:1 counsel to heart-led small business owners

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