KAREN SQUIRE

ARTISAN-JEWELLER

KAREN SQUIRE

ARTISAN-JEWELLER

ABOUT MY DESIGNS

My designs tend to be inspired by the world around me. I may see a pattern in a structure or on a building, in furniture or material or sometimes another work of art – I find sculptures particularly inspiring. Then the fun starts in working out how I can translate the idea into a workable piece. Often the design changes over the making process due to shifts in the response of the metal and the techniques applied, for example reticulated silver is always unique and the shapes that emerge on the surface may suggest a design in themselves.

My making focuses on earrings (I have a passion for them), bracelets and I am gradually building my necklace designs. I also make cufflinks for more formal dress occasions. I’m happy to talk through designs with customers but I will say if I cannot make something. All of my heavier silver items carry The Goldsmiths’ Company Hallmark.

 

HOW I STARTED

My designs tend to be inspired by the world around me. I may see a pattern in a structure or on a building, in furniture or material or sometimes another work of art – I find sculptures particularly inspiring. Then the fun starts in working out how I can translate the idea into a workable piece. Often the design changes over the making process due to shifts in the response of the metal and the techniques applied, for example reticulated silver is always unique and the shapes that emerge on the surface may suggest a design in themselves.

My making focuses on earrings (I have a passion for them), bracelets and I am gradually building my necklace designs. I also make cuff links for more formal dress occasions. I’m happy to talk through designs with customers but I will say if I cannot make something. All of my silver items carry The Goldsmiths’ Company Hallmark.

WHAT I CAN MAKE NOW

Earrings – I really enjoy designing earrings and aim to make styles that appeal to a wide range of tastes and to fit any occasion. I like to mix and match shapes and textures and on occasion make matching bracelets and necklaces if the design will transfer.

Bracelets – I love making simple, shiny, sparkling bangles that can be worn in groups to produce a shimmer on an arm and equally I like the challenge of producing more decorative cuffs and one-off unique cuffs for special occasions.

Necklaces – I have mainly made necklaces to match with earrings but I’m now expanding my range to include stand alone pieces. I’m enjoying exploring make fun designs as well as more traditional ones.

WHAT I CAN MAKE NOW

Earrings – I really enjoy designing earrings and aim to make styles that appeal to a wide range of tastes and to fit any occasion. I like to mix and match shapes and textures and on occasion make matching bracelets and necklaces if the design will transfer.

Bracelets – I love making simple, shiny, sparkling bangles that can be worn in groups to produce a shimmer on an arm and equally I like the challenge of producing more decorative cuffs and one-off unique cuffs for special occasions.

Necklaces – I have mainly made necklaces to match with earrings but I’m now expanding my range to include stand alone pieces. I’m enjoying exploring make fun designs as well as more traditional ones.

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