Saturday, October 27, 2007

Variegated Seas...

Today we are featuring Kareen from KbyKareen, you can visit her shop at When I read Kareen's profile I found it to be a really neat insight into her work, so I've decided to share it with you. This is what Kareen has to say about herself;

"I'm a simple girl with dreams of being a jewelry designer in Paris. Finally have a life here; making jewelry and trying to break into the scene. Inspired by life experiences and daily beauty in Paris. Love of travel and adventure create a wide canvas from which to dream and imagine new designs. handKrafted jewelry designs are my specialty. I use a high temperature propane/oxygen torch and fine Italian (Effetre) glass to make unique beads, then use those beads in hand created sterling silver pieces. All my beads are made free-hand, without a mold. All beads are kiln fired for strength and durability. Prior to leaving Santa Monica, my jewelry and I were featured on HGTV's Crafters Coast to Coast.My mother is from Tahiti, so you will find that many of my pieces include blues and greens....coming nowhere close to the intensity of the colors in paradise. I spent summers in Tahiti while growing up in LA, and recently received my diving certification while there last year. I hope you enjoy what I create. "

The piece above is entitled "Variegated Seas" it is a bracelet crafted from five glass beads. sterling silver wire (handformed) and sterling silver findings. Isn't this photograph beautiful!?! Be sure to check out Kareen;s shop for lots of rare finds!


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