Karen has been designing for over 20 years and creating her contemporary jewellery for the past 4 years. With a background in horticulture and landscape design, Karen brings her love of nature and her keen eye for detail to her jewellery making which extends her passion for beautiful handcrafted objects.
Working with sterling silver, copper and shibuichi, Karen uses traditional silversmithing techniques along with modern etching processes to shape and form stunning works of wearable art.
Her interest in all things horticultural influences her designs at times with the use of natural objects such as seeds and seed pods which are sawn, drilled, shaped and incorporated into items such as rings, pendants and earrings.
Karen designs and creates each individual piece by hand in her studio in rural Victoria – her inspiration for her jewellery comes not only from her surrounds but from within … sentimental moments and meanings are often captured by Karen to be made into a lasting memento of precious thoughts and feelings.
Karen also enjoys working with her clients to create individual pieces which reflect the personality of the wearer, or have deeper personal meanings for them. It is always a joy to see the happiness in the faces of clients when they collect their piece that they have had a part in designing or to hear back from them with their stories of what the jewellery means to them or their special someone.