Torches, Hammers and Saws! Oh My - Custom Jewelry!
When I want to be my own "Thor" I grab my torch, hammers, saws and a studio full of jewelry tools ... and ... torture metal. Rather that's shape and mold metal to the visions in my mind.
Where did it start and where did it lead? It started with an idea for beads and twelve years later lead to Karen O'Brien Designs and my jewelry lines. Handcrafted in Texas, and available nationwide online and at art shows, my lines of artisan jewelry compliment discerning customers from Hawaii to Texas to the East Coast of the U.S. They grace clients for anniversaries, organizational awards, birthdays, weddings, holidays and many other occasions as well as the "me" days to recognize themselves and all that they do.
Known for its elegance, excellent construction, and a unique classic look, my jewelry is inspired by nature, textures, world cultures (the Southwest U.S. and Asian to be exact), gemstones and metalsmithing processes. Contemporary, gallery quality rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces and pins make up my lines and are waiting to find their forever home with you.
Finally, don't see what you need, let me make it for you. I will help you realize the vision in your mind.
Most of all, listen closely! If one of my pieces sings to you, then it's true!