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Karen is a designer maker of fine jewellery. After many years of two-dimensional animal portraiture she chose to retrain in the three-dimensional discipline of jewellery design, and more recently the art of silversmithing at York School of Jewellery. Currently based at the school, Karen also teaches part time.
Karen is the director and splint maker at The Beautiful Splint Company CIC utilising her design and fabrication skills, to create precious metal splints.
Drawing inspiration from her fascination for nature - the textures, shapes and fluid curves found all around - Karen uses carefully selected precious metals and gemstones to bring her designs to life as beautiful, individual pieces of wearable art.
Designing commissions which are bespoke designs, or alternatively that are informed by one of her collections, Karen creates truly personal jewellery. Jewellery as individual as you! To find out more get in touch.
Burton Constable makers fair 10 December 2023
St Clements festival - Malton, I will be demonstrating chasing and repousse at The Gallery 25 November 2023
Howden Shire Hall makers fair 19 November 2023
GNCCF online Spring Edition 20-21 May 2023
Jigsaw York 2022
York Open Studios 2022
York Creatives Online Market 28 November 2020
York Open Studios 2020
York Frost Fair December 2019
York Open Studios 2019
Saltaire Makers Fair November 2018
York Open Studios 2018
Watermark Gallery, Harrogate
The Gallery, Malton
The Beautiful Splint Company CIC
The Beautiful Splint Company creates bespoke finger, hand and wrist splints in precious metals for people with conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Hypermobility Syndrome.
Working closely with healthcare professionals across the UK
these splints combine the support of a medical splint with the beauty of bespoke jewellery. Find out more.
Beautiful Splint Company https://www.thebeautifulsplintcompanycic.co.uk/
York school of jewellery https://www.yorkschoolofjewellery.co.uk/
Watermark Gallery, Harrogate https://watermarkgallery.co.uk/
The Gallery, Malton https://thegallerymalton.co.uk/
R M Weare https://www.facebook.com/pg/R.M.Weare/about/
A E Ward https://www.wardgemstones.com/
H S Walsh https://www.hswalsh.com/
London assay office https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/
Sheffield Assay office https://www.assayoffice.co.uk/
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