Karen Karon combines ancient techniques with modern materials. She works with sterling silver, gold-filled, anodized niobium, fine silver and Argentium wire, often incorporating Swarovski crystals and pearls, as well as semi-precious stones or colorful glass beads.
Karen creates necklaces, pendants, bracelets, watch bands, earrings, rings, key chains and other unique items. Many pieces are original designs. Others are classically inspired. Karen teaches chain maille classes and workshops and has written articles for Art Jewelry, Bead Style and Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazines. She is the author of two books on chain maille, Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop and Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop, both published by Interweave.