Artisanal Wearables

Brisbane, Australia · 517 Sales


Artisanal Wearables

Brisbane, Australia 517 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Artisanal wearables designed and made by hand by Karen Carr, Brisbane Australia.

Also visit www.enkastudio.com where you will also find my Botanica Collection.


Last updated on Mar 27, 2017

Artisanal wearables designed and made by hand by Karen Carr, Brisbane Australia.

Also visit www.enkastudio.com where you will also find my Botanica Collection.

Karen Carr

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Karen Carr

Tendai Bracelet, Cuff, Chevron, Rope Bracelet
Sabra Drop Earrings, Brass, Boho
Rope Bracelet, Cuff
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

ChrisA1954 on Feb 24, 2017

1 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately I have not yet received this. Any idea as to when I should?


Karen responded on Feb 24, 2017

Items were lost in the post, new items being made and shipped asap. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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Enka Studio, Brisbane : By Hand

Welcome to my creative space and atelier. I have recently changed the name for my outlet for my creative passion from Hoopoe Home to Enka Studio. The new name is the embodiment of the creative journey that I embarked upon 4 years ago when I finally gave into my yearning to quench my thirst for creativity. Even from my youngest days when you would find me in the school art room with friends most lunch hours, I knew I had an inner desire to pursue my creative passion. But in ‘my day’ creative pursuits were not encouraged as career options, so instead I studied law after school. Enka Studio is my journey with colour, shape and design.

From day one I knew that law was the wrong path for me. After a few years in the legal industry, I left and qualified as a high school teacher, teaching in London for some time. Returning to Australia I fell back on the path that I instinctively knew wasn’t right for me. I am a person who just ‘keeps on keeping on’, and I kept on keeping on for the next 20 years working as a lawyer, my heart and soul slowly dying.

Like many people I developed a health condition, which left me debilitated for a while. It forced me however, to listen to my inner voice, my soul. This was the ’wake-up call’ that I needed to examine my life and reconnect with my passion.

After my recovery, my burning desire to reconnect with my creativity drove me to make a necklace for myself and my wonderful friend Kirsten. From here, my first jewellery label ‘Hoopoe Home’ was born.

For a couple of years I managed both legal work and my business, soon realising that I gained greater joy and fulfilment from designing and making than working in law. After much soul searching, I took the leap of leaving law behind to pursue my creative business full time.

Every day now, my heart sings and I feel alive. My business is my creative journey. The name ‘Enka Studio’ was created as a bold, edgy name that’s just a little bit scandi and a little bit tribal. Enka is also my name (Karen) scrambled without the ‘R’, embodying a close connection to self. Through my business, I hope to express myself authentically and make connections with other like-minded souls while living creatively and slowly.

In addition to my growing range of retail products I also regularly exhibit my work in galleries and pop up events. I have many collaborative projects and workshops planned for this year and I am super excited for my business to evolve and grow as the year progresses.

Most pieces are limited edition and small batch, so that each piece is exclusive and carries with it my very heart and soul. 

I have always loved mid-century design and my family has travelled often to Africa, my husband’s homeland. These are my inspirations. Each collection unveils a vision for colour and texture that strongly imbues the unique light and casual energy of Brisbane, fused with the aesthetics of luxe tribal and mid-century style.

I invite you to have a wander about my store, enjoy!

Karen Carr
Designer / Maker
Enka Studio, Brisbane


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    I design and make jewellery that fuses the aesthetics of luxe tribal and mid century design.

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Last updated on February 4, 2017
Welcome to Enka Studio, an eclectic collection of modern tribal and mid century style jewellery designed and hand crafted in my studio in Brisbane, Australia.

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I accept payments by Paypal, Credit Card or Bank Deposit.
All items will be shipped with Australia Post. FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING.

Most items are made to order and will be posted within 3-5 business after ordering. Let me know if you need a special rush order.

Items shipped within Australia should take approximately 3-5 business days to arrive after being sent.

Items shipped internationally will be sent via Air Mail and should take approximately 4-10 business days to arrive after being sent. A$7 FLAT RATE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Please note that if you would like to upgrade shipping to include registered post (signature on delivery and tracking) or express post (next day delivery within Australia) you will need to select an upgrade option from the drop down menu when adding the item to your cart. If you don't choose an upgrade option, the parcel is sent by regular post with no tracking. If you pay for Express Shipping please still allow for my 3-5 day processing time.
Refunds and Exchanges
Faulty items can be repaired or refunded within 3 months of purchase.

In the case of a return or exchange, all shipping costs are non-refundable and are the responsibility of the buyer unless the problem is my error, in which case I will refund you any shipping charges you may incur. It may take up to 10 days for refunds to appear in your account.
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