JK Brand Custom Designs
4031 Green Busch Rd
Katy, TX 77494 View Map
The inspiration for JK BRAND was a single, elk-hide pillow. "It all began when I wanted something in my Texas home to remind me of our ranches in Wyoming," recalls Jennifer King.
"So, I called the tannery and ordered a hide. When it arrived, I didn't want to cut it, I was a little intimidated," she says.
"It smelled so wonderful and felt so luxurious. I was reminded of the West: ranch houses, tepees, sunsets, buffalo in Yellowstone Park, aspens turning in the fall. I made that first pillow for myself and a few more for friends who have that same love for the West."
At the urging of friends, she visited gift shops throughout the north and west,making sure no one else was making the same style western accessories she had in mind for JK BRAND.
A native Texan, Jennifer claimed Denver, and Crowheart, Wyoming, as home in the 1980s. Currently splitting her time between Texas and Montana, she travels the American West extensively calling on clients with her latest designs and searching for unique, sterling-silver Conchos and turquoise beads to incorporate into her designs.
Beyond the pillows, "The ladies Western Shawl has been a revelation," she says of one of her latest creations. "We girls want to look elegant while feeling western. It goes with jeans or velvet skirts or minis. And it may be embellished any way you want it, truly making it your own."
JK BRAND Custom Designs is proud to offer premium elk hide and deer hide. It is soft, luxurious making it the ideal choice for exclusive custom items. Natural hides gain character with age and with the right care your JK BRAND selection will improve with age.
More than accessories JK BRAND Custom Designs are expressions of western style. The subtle combination of natural hides with handcrafted accents including hand-cut fringe, sterling silver conchos, glass trade beads, and furs will transcend a single era or life-style. Each item is a distinctive, individual, creative translation from supple elk hides to pillows, throws, table runners, window treatments, furniture and apparel. No individual piece ever turns out quite like another simply put, prized treasures for interior design reflecting comfortable living more than a rustic-ranch style.
Natural hide has a soft hand and lived-in look. Some irregularities are normal and are considered desirable. These are characteristic gentle shadings, crease marks and in some cases slight rubs and/or scars. These natural distinctions are in no way considered to be flaws, but rather add to the lived-in western luxury of these custom items. There are also subtle variances in shades from hide to hide. Dye lots may vary slightly.
We feel the intrinsic value of each exceptional JK BRAND custom item makes this worth while we hope you do also.
Events and Milestones
For nine years in a row, JK BRAND has participated in the September gala weekend, Rendezvous Royale, benefiting the prestigious Museums of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. The Royale consists of the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Cody High Style, and Museum Patrons Ball. Each year JK BRAND donates an exquisite custom elk hide throw, in the established JK BRAND expression of western style, to the silent auction at the Patrons Ball.
We were pleased that our Western Shawl was chosen to be included in the Country Crooner Goodie Bag for the 2005 Country Music Awards. The prestigious Goodie Bag is a collection of gift items awarded to each of the celebrity presenters in the ceremony.
JK BRAND Custom Designs is also proud of our participation in 2003 as a retailer during the How The West Was Worn celebration in association with the renowned Prix De West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.