Karen Morrison is a London based designer/maker who produces stylish jewellery that marries sophisticated glamour with delicate femininity.
Karen first studied Fashion Design in Glasgow, her hometown, then moved to London where she worked as a Fashion Model for many years. After studying Jewellery, Art and Design in London she then worked with designers such as Reema Pachachi, EC One and Kate Dumbleton. With the knowledge and inspiration Karen gained from this experience she then moved on to designing her own collections.
She now designs a couple of collections a season gathering inspiration from the catwalk and everyday life. Each piece is handmade in London using precious and semi-precious gemstones, rough cut diamonds, freshwater pearls and pieces of swarovski crystal pearls, blended with sterling silver, 9ct gold, oxidised silver and 22ct gold vermeil.
Karen is inspired by the natural environment and has a life-long passion for fashion, both contemporary and vintage. She is also influenced by photography, modern architecture, film, music, the Art Deco period and modern art.
In May 2009 Karen was nominated for the Scottish Fashion Awards for jewellery/accessory designer of the year 2009.
* Brazen Studios – Glasgow.
* Heart Gallery – West Yorkshire.
* Johnny Rocket – London.
* D’Argent Gallery – London.
* Justice - Bath and Winchester.
* Kalo - Glasgow
Press: Vogue, Elle, Grazia, Red, New Woman, ES Magazine, Wedding, The Guardian, Profesional Jeweller and Retail Jeweller.
Image credits (from left): ‘Fuchsia Daze’ statement necklace with semi-precious beads. (Karen Morriosn), Swarovski crystal pearl chandelier earrings with sterling silver and gold vermeil chains. (Karen Morrison), ‘Charleston’ oxidised silver bracelet with handmade star and clasp, rubies and garnets. (Karen Morrison)