about Karen Bachmann

I have professionally worked with Tiffany & Co. as well other major fine jewelry designers and now produce my own jewelry. With a fine arts degree in sculpture, my work is influenced by Brancusi, Noguchi, and Eva Hesse.

The application of traditional techniques combined with modern, industrial materials has always intrigued me. I hand carve bold, sculptural forms in various acrylic resins or wood. The pieces are then enhanced with precious metal leaf, sterling silver inlay, or semi-precious gemstone beads; then finished by either polishing or sand-blasting. My goal is to create wearable sculpture that is both luminous and elegant.