Please welcome our newest members…
Karen A Christians
Waltham, MA. USA
Hello! I am a jewelry teacher, photographer and author. I founded
Metalwerx, The School for Jewelry and the Metal Arts in Waltham, MA
in 1998. I developed the Hot Craft Studio for Jewelry at Artisanes
Asylum, a 40K sq ft maker space in Somerville, MA. A late bloomer, I
graduated with a BFA with Honors from the Massachusetts College of
Art in 1997. I love jewelry, embellishment and storytelling. I am
the author of Ganoksin’s Orchid Bench Series, “Making the Most of
Your Flex Shaft.” Currently, I am working on my second book,
“Jewelry of the Playa: Making, Collecting and Gifting at Burning M
an.” I live in Waltham, MA with my husband and two cats.
New to jewellery. Only 1 year of practice!!! Looking forward to
discover anything and everything about jewellery.
Interested in technic and design
Self taught and learning every day.
Athens, Greece. Greece
I was born in Athens, Greece in 1967. With a BA in stage design and
a long apprentiship next to a Greek painter learning sketching and
painting, I got involved in the world of gemstones and jewellery
during my glyptic studies next to the European master of glyptic
arts Nick Kielty-Labrinides.
I design jewels and engrave gemstones for Cosmochaos jewellery
design studio since 1994 while parallel I work as an independent
Through my work I explore the contemporary face of the ancient
intaglio type of glyptography and my vision is to contribute in the
rebirth of this almost forgotten form of art.
All these years I have exhibited my work in many international
jewellery fairs, in galleries and cultural foundations.
I also offer seminars of glyptography at Stemnitsa national
goldsmithery school, I am founding member of the Association of
Greek jewellery designers and full member of the Greek goldsmith
council. My glyptic collections are found at British museum since