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Lucina bracelet by EchoMoonJewelry Lucina bracelet :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 4 0 Kai bracelet by EchoMoonJewelry Kai bracelet :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 3 0 Inara by EchoMoonJewelry Inara :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 0 0 Astrid Earrings by EchoMoonJewelry Astrid Earrings :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 4 0 Esmee by EchoMoonJewelry Esmee :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 1 0 Bau Necklace by EchoMoonJewelry Bau Necklace :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 1 0 Isolde Bridal Necklace by EchoMoonJewelry Isolde Bridal Necklace :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 5 1 Kanti Bridal Necklace by EchoMoonJewelry Kanti Bridal Necklace :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 2 0 Zaria Chainmaille Bridal Necklace by EchoMoonJewelry Zaria Chainmaille Bridal Necklace :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 0 0 Aeval Chainmaille Bridal Necklace by EchoMoonJewelry Aeval Chainmaille Bridal Necklace :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 1 0 Rillia Necklace by EchoMoonJewelry Rillia Necklace :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 1 0 Cyra Necklace by EchoMoonJewelry Cyra Necklace :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 2 0 Persephone Ombre Necklace by EchoMoonJewelry Persephone Ombre Necklace :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 2 1 Sabra Chainmaille Necklace by EchoMoonJewelry Sabra Chainmaille Necklace :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 5 0 Copper Lepidolite Earrings by EchoMoonJewelry Copper Lepidolite Earrings :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 0 0 Copper Prehnite Earrings by EchoMoonJewelry Copper Prehnite Earrings :iconechomoonjewelry:EchoMoonJewelry 2 0


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Breath 3 by BartoszCiba Breath 3 :iconbartoszciba:BartoszCiba 236 11 Verity 3 by BartoszCiba Verity 3 :iconbartoszciba:BartoszCiba 168 10 Marlin - necklace 1 by BartoszCiba Marlin - necklace 1 :iconbartoszciba:BartoszCiba 111 6 Ayktiwly tid 2 by BartoszCiba Ayktiwly tid 2 :iconbartoszciba:BartoszCiba 84 3 Steampunk Leaves Spider by CatherinetteRings Steampunk Leaves Spider :iconcatherinetterings:CatherinetteRings 1,830 142 Pink quartz bracelet by 237743936 Pink quartz bracelet :icon237743936:237743936 21 9 NEFERTITI by KL-WireDream NEFERTITI :iconkl-wiredream:KL-WireDream 298 19



Karen V
United States
I began making jewelry about 20 years ago when my boyfriend noted how much much money I routinely spent buying jewelry and casually mentioned that it might be more economical if I just made my own. I started with a casting class at a local community arts center and from there on I'm pretty much self taught. I like to experiment with new techniques and try new things. Some are more successful than others. Making jewelry went from hobby to obsession when I did a stint working for Anthony Nak in their start-up days. I have nothing but admiration for their work - it is truly divine! But, I quickly realized that I wanted to design my own stuff - not produce someone else's designs.

Over the years I've worked a number of jobs in the arts (graphic designer & freelance illustrator)and healthcare (in a psych facility and several large hospitals)to support my obsession with buying shiny colored rocks and making things with them.

I now have a website at Check them out if you get a chance. You can also find me on FACEBOOK. Follow me on Twitter.

Current Residence: Maine, U.S.A.
Favourite genre of music: metal, rock, blues
I'm sitting here, swilling my morning coffee, staring at my website stats and pondering the mysteries of abandoned shopping carts. 40 in the last 6 weeks - all abandoned at checkout. First I thought, maybe there's something not functioning correctly with my checkout system. So I bought a pair of earrings from myself just to test it. Seemed to work fine. Now I'm just trying to figure out why and it's driving me batshit crazy. I realize people change their minds and abandon their carts all the time. I've done it myself. Somehow this just seems excessive. I think I need more coffee.

Other than that, I've been knitting like a fiend. Well, knooking actually. I've always been a crocheter who wanted to knit. I've collected thousands of knitting patterns over the years, but I've never been able to master the technique. I guess the motions of crochet are just too deeply ingrained. Then I discovered the technique of using a crochet hook with a cord threaded through it and that was all it took. It took a lot of trial & error to find the fastest way to do it with the most economy of motion. I'm an instant gratification kind of girl. If it takes too long I'll never finish it. There was also the problem that all the instructions I found were only for the most basic knit stitches, so I had to spend time studying how the fancier knit stitches were done traditionally and figure out how to translate them to the knook. But, I've weathered that and now it's full speed ahead. I decided this year, I'm knitting lace shawls for the women on my holiday list. I went to a thrift store and bought a bunch of cashmere sweaters in pretty colors for surprisingly little money, took them home & unraveled them. Now I have lots of beautiful cashmere yarn to use for my holiday shawl projects. I just hope I can finish them all in time...
  • Listening to: Kasabian
  • Reading: the Sabina Kane series
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: coffee


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Black-Vulture Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the fave!
JuleeMClark Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave, love♥
cl2007 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
thanks for the fav! :D

welcome to dA! hope you enjoy :nod: