About X bar 4 Studio
Cathy Hansen here- owner and designer of X bar 4 Studio jewelry. I'm a small town kinda girl that loves the western lifestyle. I handcraft all our pieces, one at a time, from low fire clay at my studio located in our home in the mountains of western Montana. I worked many years as a medical lab professional and in my spare time developed a passion for working in clay, trying to find my own unique style. Inspired by my love of western and traditional Native American jewelry designs, I had that "Aha!" moment and found my artistic voice. My work is interpreted in a rugged and rustic style . Bold...with western soul. And now retired from laboratory work, I am able to direct all my energy into my passion- creating X bar 4 Studio jewelry.
Giving Back "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." Winston S. Churchill
I am enormously blessed to be able to do what I passionately love, and giving back in a little way is a great privilege. And because, what could be more important than helping our kids not have to go hungry, I donate a percentage of my sales to MONTANA. Thank you for helping feed our kids!
About the Name The X bar 4 brand was registered in the 1940's in Cascade county, Montana by my father-in-law and was used on a working cattle ranch. When he passed away, the brand was inherited by my husband. In my heart, that brand stands for integrity, hard work, and the spirit of Montana. It only seemed fitting to honor that heritage, when this venture began, with the X bar 4 name.
I hope you love my jewelry as much as I love creating it for you. It is versatile- you can wear the same pieces with jeans and a t-shirt, and then dress it up to go with your gussied up fancy pants western couture.
Uniquely individual, proudly made in Montana, USA.