Kaaren designs and hand crafts earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings using mainly sterling silver with touches of copper, brass and some gold to create mixed metal pieces. Kaaren starts with both sheet metal and wire. She cuts, forms, hammers, and solders the metal into the finished jewelry she offers for sale. Patterning the metal using steel plates, screens, laces, paper and fabrics, Kaaren also embellishes some of her work with semi-precious stones. Kaaren’s art reflects her love of geometric forms combined in creative designs which are simple and sophisticated. Recently, she has added more organic forms to her repertoire with a collection of leaf earrings, pins and necklaces. All of Kaaren’s work is hand crafted in her home-based studio in Center City Philadelphia.