Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I just had to share these gorgeous earring designs by Staci Louise Originals - all featuring a number of my Ancient Earth Relics and Star Link components...

I love her use of asymmetry for a truly primitive "found objects" feel - like treasures gathered on an archeological dig - so provocative and inspiring...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Announcing Art Jewelry Elements

Did I mention I am part of a cool new team blog?

Art Jewelry Elements - you have to check it out.

I get to work with this awesome team of fellow artists:

Jennifer Cameron is our founder and editor
Melinda Orr
Barbara Lewis
Kristi Bowman
Linda Larsen

I'm SO excited. We have lots of cool ideas and topics that we'll be rolling out over the weeks and months to come. So please stop by and pay us a visit!

- Karen

Friday, April 20, 2012

Treasures at my Doorstep...

What an amazing day. I spent the afternoon at Keeneland taking in the beautiful weather and a fun day watching the ponies. When I arrived home I had 3 packages waiting for me!

First ... these sweet glass beads:

Then ... a collection of yummy metal components from the amazing Staci Louise:

Next ... from my super talented buddy Genea - check out her sweet new packaging!

I just love her new stamped design and the hand-made card she made for me!

OH. MY. GOODNESS. I could not believe my eyes as I opened her package: so many lovely treasures, and extras...

Absolutely gorgeous glass beads. I'm so in love with her Wing Dings; just look at all this color, everything so beautifully executed and presented. Gasp ...

One of the most exciting sets - Weeny Dings!!!! Check them out at the upper right of the picture below.

The other night as we were chatting, I hinted that it might be cool to make some really small wing dings. A few hours later...voila! I'm so excited about these (well EVERTHING!). I'm picturing some cute fringy earrings with colored linen and these tiny weeny dings. I can't wait to play!!!