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Meet Katerina

Katerina Glinou is an Athens based architect and the inspirer of Bead A Boo Jewelry.

Born in Athens, she graduated from the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens from where she also received a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning.

She has worked as an architect, urban planner, furniture designer, photographer and has participated in several architectural competitions while receiving awards and mentions both in architecture and photography.

During university years she started designing and making beaded jewelry. After finishing her studies she started experimenting with a wide range of materials including thermoplastics, polymer clay, recycled materials, paper, fabrics and felt.

In 2017 Katerina Glinou took a course in Jewelry Making (Silversmith & Wax carving) at the Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF). She kept developing her skills by attending seminars and practicing at her own studio.

Awarded with the A’ Design Award in the Category “Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design” (2015). Participated in various design exhibitions such as the HAEF Educational Program Exhibition (2017), Design Lab in Athens (2015), OBI exhibition GD=GD (2013) and as an architect and photographer in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia (2012).

Collaborated with Manifactura Gallery (Exarchia), Estudio Gallery (Kifissia), Benaki Museum (Pireos), Alma Gallery (Kolonaki), Atelier Loukia (Kolonaki), Dina Rozou (Melissia), Monumenta - Nonprofit Organization (Athens), Alma Gallery (Kolonaki).

Member of Klimt02 since April 2021. Klimt02 works with contemporary jewelry world experts to present a selection of work based in very specific artistic principles.

Katerina Glinou is an Athens based architect and the inspirer of Bead A Boo Jewelry. She has exhibited widely and been awarded for her jewelry work.