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Rose Necklace


From artist - This design just happened. Not intended to look like anything in particular. I see it as a cottage rose. Others see a nest, sun, hurricane, clouds, and so on....An easy piece to wear. Solid, interesting without being overwhelming.

Sterling silver wire is woven, soldered, and hammered to create a rose. The rose is oxidized and then polished to reveal an intricate linear pattern. 

The rose hangs from a sterling silver link chain with sterling silver lobster claw clasp. The total length of the necklace is 19 inches including the rose (approximately .8 inch or 20mm). 

This original design is created one at a time (not cast) in my studio. Because my jewelry is made by hand, no two roses will look exactly alike. 

Karen’s designs are handcrafted in her studio in central Virginia. She produces one-of-a-kind pieces and develops unique lines including the woven rose series and coin series. Her jewelry has been featured in galleries and fine art shows throughout the state.