• | Karin Slaton

    Summer accessories: Neutral (or not...)

    Neutral looks are great for casual summer days.  Think: effortless, classic, khaki, cream and bright white to balance out the rising temperatures of summer. The trick to wowing in a neutral look is to add a fun dimension. Like this brown and shades-of-cream bracelet with turquoise crystals nestle... View Post
  • | Karin Slaton

    My word of the year for 2018

    The first month of the year is nearly behind us. Have you picked your word for the year? That one word that will keep your resolutions and goals top of mind? Mine is strength and my goal for each day is to be #stronger than yesterday. This deck of mixed-media cards sits on my worktable and remind... View Post
  • | Karin Slaton

    When a Shorter Necklace Really Works

    When it comes to statement jewelry, longer is not always better. There are definitely times when choosing a shorter piece is the best investment for your wardrobe. Those off-the-shoulder summer blouses will soon be tucked into drawers and cooler weather will have us reaching for scoop-neck and... View Post
  • | Karin Slaton

    Accidental Artist

    I was introduced to beads on a Sisters Getaway in Florida. After a first-night walk on the beach, I was expecting to settle in with popcorn, gossip and a tearjerker, when my sister-in-law, Kathy, whose birthday we were celebrating, invited us to join her at the dining room table. As we gathered r... View Post
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About The Designs

Weaving the smallest precision-cut beads and incorporating semi-precious stones and crystals, I design jewelry for grown-up women. Women who weren’t born yesterday. Women with history.

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