Karen Trown Jewelry is designed to be modern and edgy, yet also delicate. Industrial shapes, patterns and textures, as well as those that occur in nature, are the predominant inspiration for my work. I follow a very organic design process. Most of my designs are a result of experimentation with materials, shapes and fabrication techniques, which I use to create forms that appeal to me both visually and texturally. Many of my pieces contain a kinetic or tactile component that gives my work dimensionality.
I studied at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco where I completed the Graduate Jeweler program. I’m committed to sustainable practices and I use recycled and natural materials whenever possible in my work. I design and handcraft all of my jewelry in my studio located in the San Francisco Bay Area.