Karen Smith of Karen Smith Metalwear has been making handmade jewelry for the past six years.
a metalsmith, her unique approach to jewelry design is eye-catching
because she uses techniques such as etching, forging and enameling. I’m
a huge fan of her colorful enamel earrings and necklaces as well as her
hammered earrings (as seen below).
Her jewelry is the perfect
gift for the woman who wants something special and isn’t afraid to wear
a distinctive piece. Her pieces are available at stores throughout
North Carolina. Visit her website for store locations, www.ksmetalwear.com or contact her at (704) 877-1599.
Leopard textured earrings are 2 1/2″ in diameter, lightweight copper with surgical steel ear wire: $30
is wearing aluminum oblong necklace 3″ x 2″ $35 and drop dome earrings
made of sterling silver 2 1/2″ $50. Earrings are also available in 1
1/2″ long for $45.)