Lydia Pinkham Open Studios
November 18-19, 2017 | 10am-5pm

Karen Calandra

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Karen Calandra Jewelry

Karen Calandra
metalsmith / jewelry designer

I'm a jewelry designer and metalsmith with the philosophy of creating wearable works of art with modern simplicity. Inspired by the irregular yet absolutely perfect shapes in nature, I create handmade, custom jewelry in my sun-drenched studio. While I consciously disregard the traditional, originality and quality craftsmanship are important to me. Whether your style is classic, casual, artsy or sporty, there's something just for you. Often found objects from beach walks or trail runs end up cast into sterling. Bits of asymmetric color get added from carefully selected gemstones and patinas, which are all done by hand, only grow more beautiful with wear over time.

Each piece is handcrafted using individually selected raw materials so no two are ever exactly alike and most are one-of-a-kind or created in limited editions. I attended technical jewelry design school in Florence, Italy as well as studied with an internationally-known master jeweler in Pennabilli, Italy, I continue my education at every chance.