KJArtworks

Karen J Lauseng

Silver City, New Mexico

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Announcement    Like so many artists, I love making things way more than marketing and business. Although I have had an etsy account since 2012, I have not been active in posting work for sale. The COVID 19 Lock down provided me with some extra time to put the store together. I now feel ready to offer some of my creations to all of you and am excited to find homes for my artwork. Handmade Art Jewelry, Jewelry Making Tutorials, Prayer Beads, Rosaries and other Unique Works of Art are currently offered. If you are interested in (one-of-a-kind) mosaic art, beaded mosaics or art for meditation, please check out what I have to offer in my other etsy store. https://www.etsy.com/shop/KJArtworksMosaic
I will be adding work regularly, so please check back.

Thank you for stopping by!

Best Wishes, Karen

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Last updated on Apr 15, 2021

Like so many artists, I love making things way more than marketing and business. Although I have had an etsy account since 2012, I have not been active in posting work for sale. The COVID 19 Lock down provided me with some extra time to put the store together. I now feel ready to offer some of my creations to all of you and am excited to find homes for my artwork. Handmade Art Jewelry, Jewelry Making Tutorials, Prayer Beads, Rosaries and other Unique Works of Art are currently offered. If you are interested in (one-of-a-kind) mosaic art, beaded mosaics or art for meditation, please check out what I have to offer in my other etsy store. https://www.etsy.com/shop/KJArtworksMosaic
I will be adding work regularly, so please check back.

Thank you for stopping by!

Best Wishes, Karen

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KJ Artworks - Karen J Lauseng - Jewelry Designs, Prayer Beads and Tutorials

Silver City, New Mexico is a wonderful place to live and work. Making art is my passion and there is no better place for creative inspiration than Southwest New Mexico.

I am so pleased to have been able to share my art and jewelry designs and tutorials in numerous Lark Crafts book publications as well as Art Jewelry, Lapidary Journal /Jewelry Artist, Metalsmith, Rock And Gem, Art Doll Quarterly, The Craft's Report, Creative Home Arts and South Dakota magazines.

Each piece offered for sale is original, with its own design and energy and created with its own unique properties. My signature line combines sterling silver with mokume game and sterling cast in cuttlebone. The mokume game I use is purchased sheet metal from Reactive Metals and the cuttlebone castings are all done here in the studio. Most of the work is made by me in my studio in Silver City and is a one of a kind work of art unless noted as a casting of an original or a copy made from one of my published design tutorials.

I was once asked to duplicate a bracelet for a friend of a customer and reluctantly agreed to do so. I was told they were very close friends and wanted to have identical bracelets. On the first attempt, the bracelet I tried to make was impossible to complete and I ended up burning a hole through it. The second bracelet turned out perfect, however, when it arrived at the Albuquerque Museum, the sales associate called and asked why I had sent a large drawer pull? After further investigation we discovered that the package had been run over by the mail truck. Needles to say, I did not attempt to make another and although the client was disappointed, I am certain her friend was pleased beyond words.

In addition to the fun or more elegant jewelry offered, I like to challenge my creativity and am always in the studio making something. Owls have caught my attention most recently and they are insistent on being made as mosaic art either with glass and tile or from polymer clay and found objects. You never know what might come up next, as I am always open to trying something new.

My jewelry has been sold through galleries in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Silver City New Mexico, as well as outlets in Kansas, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas. It has become too time consuming for me to sell through galleries and my hope is that this Etsy store will provide me with more studio time. Currently my work is available through The Grant County Art Guild Gallery in Silver City and this outlet.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Thanks and best wishes, Karen

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  • Karen Lauseng

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    I have developed and tolerated a wild, crazy spectrum of ideas. I love working in all kinds of media and any given day you can find me in the studio creating. Mosaic art, art dolls, sculpture, books, masks, and jewelry are my current interests.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 2, 2021
Jewelry making tutorials, handmade jewelry, prayer beads and rosaries are just some of the items available in my store. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Best wishes, Karen

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I allow returns on my items if notified within 7 DAYS of you receiving the package. Please contact me immediately if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Items must be shipped back to me at your cost with insurance & in the same packaging within 14 days. I refund fees minus the shipping charge. All sales are final after 14 DAYS.

I will gladly repair any defects in the jewelry for 6 months. Please don't swim or shower in your jewelry. Water and detergent are hard on most materials and could damage the patina on the mokume jewelry.
Payment
Please pay for your item with Etsy Direct Checkout using your credit card or by using PayPal.
Shipping
Once payment is confirmed your item will be shipped within 1 - 3 days unless otherwise specified. Most often, I ship the very next day. Some items may take longer to ship due to location, holidays, and other unforeseen circumstances. All Packages will be shipped with the USPS. I offer reasonable shipping rates for all orders in the U.S. and Canada.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Items will be shipped through the USPS. Tracking numbers and delivery dates are not provided by the post office for shipping outside the US unless a shipping upgrade is purchased. Please contact me prior to making your purchase so I can determine the shipping charge for your shipping preference.

Please be aware of any additional tax or fees your country may charge before you make your purchase, as they are not covered by me.

Orders will be shipped to the address provided on the Etsy invoice. If you need your order shipped to a different address please include the information in the remarks area when you make your purchase.

Any insurance claims arising due to damage or non-receipt of item(s) are the sole responsibility of the purchaser. I will supply the purchaser with supporting documentation.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of what you see in my shop is a one of a kind work of art made by me in my studio.

The ear wires are all sterling silver unless otherwise noted. Some of the ear wires I use are hand made and others are purchased. I try to use wires that compliment the piece in the best possible way.

Ear posts are 14k gold unless otherwise indicated.

Most pieces are signed with my hallmark stamp, (KJL).

I do not make custom orders, however I do have some other work available. If you have something in mind, please let me know what you are looking for. Perhaps I have something that would suit your needs perfectly.