Karen designs and creates beautiful, stylish and timeless collections which marry sophisticated glamour with delicate femininity.
Karen first studied Fashion Design in Glasgow, her hometown, then moved to London where she worked as a Fashion Model for many years. After studying Jewellery, Art and Design she then worked with designers such as Reema Pachachi, EC One and Kate Dumbleton (Kate’s recent collection is also on display in Heart Gallery). With the knowledge and inspiration Karen gained from this experience she then moved on to designing her own collections.
Karen now designs two or three collections a season gathering inspiration from the catwalk and everyday life. Each piece is handmade in London using beautiful precious and semi-precious gemstones, rough cut diamonds, freshwater pearls and occasional pieces of swarovski crystal, blended with sterling silver, 9ct gold, oxidised silver and 22ct gold-plated silver.
Karen is inspired by the natural environment and has a life-long passion for fashion, both contemporary and vintage. She is also influenced by photography, modern architecture, film, music, the Art Deco period and by artists such as Tamara de Lempicka, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and Kandinsky.
Karen’s jewellery has featured in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Red, Retail Jeweller and Grazia. Customers include the singer Jameila and actress Julia Stiles and in 2009 Karen was nominated in the Scottish Fashion Awards for Jewellery Designer of the year. See her press info here
Heart Gallery has been carefully chosen by Karen as one of her specially selected outlets and we are proud to showcase Karen’s amazing work.
Karen’s jewellery is beautifully created and always evolving. Karen’s strength is her attention to detail and her ability to forecast trends. This is why Karen has a loyal customer following who constantly call to find out when her next collection will arrive in Heart Gallery.
Karen’s latest collection has arrived at Heart Gallery and it is gorgeous! Her little friendship bracelets using semi-precious stones, small pearls and various silver charms sit really well in the cabinet with her larger statement pieces so make sure you call in soon before they all go!