HKJewelryDesign

One-of-a-kind jewelry made from musical instruments

Carrollton, Texas On Etsy since 2016

HKJewelryDesign

One-of-a-kind jewelry made from musical instruments

Carrollton, Texas | 18 Sales

Announcement    Thank you for visiting! I've decided to phase out my Etsy shop and go with my own website at www.hkarlssonjewelrydesign.com. If you are interested in ordering a custom piece from me, please feel free to contact me here or via e-mail at hkarlssonjewelrydesign [!at] gmail.com.

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Last updated on Jun 1, 2020

Thank you for visiting! I've decided to phase out my Etsy shop and go with my own website at www.hkarlssonjewelrydesign.com. If you are interested in ordering a custom piece from me, please feel free to contact me here or via e-mail at hkarlssonjewelrydesign [!at] gmail.com.

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About HKJewelryDesign

Sales 18
On Etsy since 2016

My name is Heather Karlsson, and I am a jewelry artist. I moved to Texas in 1999 to pursue a masters degree in clarinet performance at the University of North Texas. Upon graduation, I signed on as an apprentice repair technician at a local music store in Dallas. In 2007, after many adventures, I opened my own instrument repair shop, specializing in servicing woodwind instruments with a focus on professional musicians.

I began creating jewelry in November 2014 when I started taking silversmithing classes at the Craft Guild of Dallas. My original intention was to hone my soldering skills and to learn the fine art of working with metal in order to build custom keywork for clarinets, bass clarinets, and oboes. While studying at the Guild, I discovered a fascination with the sculptural elements of musical instrument design and began incorporating these elements into my work. In the process, I fell in love with making jewelry and learning new metal working techniques. In 2017, I decided to start entering juried art shows around the state of Texas, and the rest is history! I hope that people will enjoy looking at and wearing my creations, and come to appreciate the beauty of musical instrument forms. (And turquoise!)

Galleries and Boutiques:
Ellen Noel Art Museum artisan gift shop, Odessa, Texas
From the HeART Gallery, Galveston, Texas
Studio C Gallery, Corpus Christi, Texas; May 18-August 23, 2019

Awards:
"Best of Show": Septemberfest 2018, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX
"Best in Jewelry Category": Las Cruces Art Fair 2019, Las Cruces, NM

Shop members

  • Heather Karlsson

    Owner

    Hi! I'm Heather Karlsson, owner of H. Karlsson Jewelry Design! My original field of study was music, but I branched out into musical instrument repair in 2001, and then got into jewelry making in 2014.

  • Tosca Q Puss

    Resident Diva

    Tosca Q Puss was born in 2007 with a kinked tail, somewhat fused hipbones, and the attitude of a prima donna. She is cute and knows it. Her favorite activities are meowing for attention, shedding, and tormenting her room mate.

  • Kaycee Katt

    Enforcer

    Kaycee cat was born in 2003 and found abandoned in our front yard as a runty six week old kitten. She is the brains of the outfit. Her favorite activities are sleeping, getting Tosca in trouble, and cursing out the squirrels in the back yard.

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