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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.


2023 – Participation in Jelo6 – Athens Jewelry Week – Zappeion, Athens, Greece

2022 – Finalist in the Arte Y Joya competition for the Contemporary Jewellery Yearbook (2022-2023)

2020 – Member of Klimt02 contemporary jewelry network

2017 – Group exhibition at the HAEF Athens College

2015 – Awarded with the A’ Design Award in the Category “Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design”

2015 – Exhibition Design Lab in Athens

2013 – OBI Exhibition GD=GD

2012 – 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia (Architecture and photography)

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

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.