Monday, October 15, 2007

Featured artist: K by Kareen

Meet Kareen Kjelstrom. She is the artist behind KbyKareen. She is a self-proclaimed simple girl with dreams of being a jewelry designer in Paris, where she lives. She is inspired by life experiences and daily beauty in Paris. She uses her love of travel and adventure as a wide canvas from which to dream and imagine new designs. She uses a high temperature propane/oxygen torch and fine Italian (Effetre) glass to make unique beads, then uses those beads in hand created sterling silver pieces. All her beads are made free-hand, without a mold, and are kiln fired for strength and durability.

She's a regular celebrity, because prior to leaving Santa Monica, she was featured with her jewelry on HGTV's Crafters Coast to Coast.

You can visit her website at

Other places to find Kareen on the web:

Her Blog
IndiePublic and WeLoveEtsy.