karenjohnsondesign

Bespoke precious and semi precious jewellery.

Marlborough, United Kingdom | 932 Sales

karenjohnsondesign

Bespoke precious and semi precious jewellery.

Marlborough, United Kingdom 932 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (267)
Karen Johnson

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Karen Johnson

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Announcement    Bespoke handmade jewellery. Made in England.

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Last updated on Mar 28, 2019

Bespoke handmade jewellery. Made in England.

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A long way to go, new halo ring in progress
New items soon to be added to the shop. A blue zircon and moissanite slider necklace and silver ring with green beryl.
Got a distraction at the bench today!
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About

A Jewelry life ; Part two.

My love affair with jewellery started over twenty years ago as an art student. I loved the versatility and the sculptural elements of jewellery and was hooked.
I studied for a degree in jewellery design in London, and when I left, tentatively started creating my own work. It was a long road and I tried out many different things, sculptural art pieces, accessories for catwalk shows and commercial collections for shops. The latter was the most successful and from a studio on the river Thames in London which I shared with a textile designer (Amanda Ross you can find her on Etsy too!) I had the pleasure of supplying shops like Liberty of London and Barneys New York. However the thing I enjoyed the most was sitting down with a customer and making something just for them. I would end up with many new friendships with people that commissioned my work. It was a delight.

Life changed dramatically in 2004 when my first child arrived. We left London for an easier life in the country and now after another child and lots of house moving, we are finally settled.

So now we get to my working life part two. I make mostly custom work these days and have recently opened a studio nearby where you can make an appointment to visit and discuss a commission.
Etsy is brilliant as it gives me the freedom to make the work I like and I get to speak to people from all over the world.
Most of all I love the flexible lifestyle it offers. I can down tools and go and pick up my kids from school, it doesn't get much better than that.

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  • Karen Johnson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Working from a studio in Wiltshire, England. I create a lot of custom pieces for customers, all hand fabricated. I can work in silver , gold, platinum and palladium most of which I try to get from recycled or fairtarde sources.

Production partners

  • Just Castings

    London, England

    Casters of my master models.

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