Back to My Happy Place

July 07, 2021

Back to My Happy Place

As a visual artist, I have several happy places. Obviously, working in my studio, creating handcrafted jewelry is number one. If you’ve read some of my past blog posts, you also know that the great outdoors is another happy place for me. The natural world is where I get my inspiration, thus, nature-inspired jewelry.

Another equally special place is craft fairs. Being able to show my work and see my customers in person means the world to me, and I’m so excited that craft fairs are back this summer. I truly enjoy meeting and engaging with you, face-to-face, learning what resonates with you when you look for handcrafted jewelry, and giving you a chance to touch and try on your purchases.

With several craft fairs such as Art in the Park in Petoskey, Michigan, July 17, and the League of NH Craftmen’s Annual Fair in August, I’ve been inspired to expand my product line with new designs. The Squiggle Ring and Squiggle Earrings are now available in my online store and will be with me at the booth this summer. The Branch Pendant, pictured here, was inspired by the spring leaves popping open in the forest near my home.

Branch Necklace

I hope you can make it to one of my shows this summer and fall, to see new work and say hello. I’ll have new collection items on hand, along with one-of-a-kind and limited editions that are not available on my website. All my work is carefully handcrafted for comfort and a natural elegance that will help you find your happy place for years to come.

Stay well,
Karen Eisenberg

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