Karen Duncan Jewellery

Karen Duncan Jewellery

Karen Duncan was born in Orkney and grew up on Burray, one of the southern isles of Orkney.  While still at school she started making jewellery.  Her hobby grew into a passion and then a full-time profession spanning over 30 years.

Her experience in the jewellery industry has varied from traditional bench skills to modern design and production processes.  Inspired by the shapes and textures of the Orkney landscape and its rich heritage, Karen creates distinctive and beautifully finished pieces from her workshop on the island of Burray.  Her versatility, understanding of materials and attention to detail result in jewellery made with passion, care and precision.

Karen’s handmade Orkney jewellery received the accolade of being accepted into The Guild of Master Craftsmen, making her the first designer/maker in Orkney to have achieved this.  The Guild is an association which recognises the high standards of craftsmanship attained by artisans engaged in craft, art, trade, profession or vocation.

 

Address

Burray
Orkney
United Kingdom

Website

http://www.karenduncanjewellery.com
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  • Our Willow Collection is inspired by the shape of the bare branches against an overcast winter sky. The willow is an enduring tree which thrives in Orkney in spite of strong winds. In spring the branc ...
  • Bee

    Our Bee design celebrates this hard working creature so vitally important for the pollination of the rich abundant plant life on our planet.
  • Inspired by the sea washing backwards and forwards as the tide ebbs and flows on Orkney beaches, leaving clusters of bubbles on the sand.  Our Bubbles collection has various stone options - amethyst,  ...
  • Our Shield collection is inspired by the Italian Chapel, which was built as a place of worship by Italian POW’s who were housed on Lamb Holm during WW2, while they built the Churchill Barriers. The ch ...
  • One of our most popular collections, the Blocks range was inspired by the Churchill Barriers, the manmade fortifications constructed in response to the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak in 1939. Taking fou ...
  • Ebb

    Inspiration for our contemporary Ebb design, reminiscent of the geometric shape of barnacles uncovered on the rocks at low tide, comes from fond childhood memories of long summer days spent exploring ...
  • Our Glimps Holm Collection was inspired by the large concrete blocks used in the construction of the Churchill Barriers in WW2. The island is a stepping stone between Lamb Holm and Burray and this gav ...
  • We can wax lyrical about our sweet Honeycomb design. This regular shape, built by the industrious bee, was the inspiration and complements our Bee design.
  • Our Lamb Holm collection was inspired by the Italian Chapel, which was built as a place of worship by Italian POW’s who were housed on Lamb Holm during WW2, while they built the Churchill Barriers. Th ...
  • Our Solar Collection was inspired by the solar eclipse and the light from the sun emerging from behind the moon, using a square gemstone in contrast to the delicate round shape of the moon and the sun ...
  • Most of our collections also include charm bracelets.
  • One of our most popular collections, the Blocks range was inspired by the Churchill Barriers, the manmade fortifications constructed in response to the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak in 1939. Taking fou ...
  • All of our charms are available to purchase on their own, perfect for someone wanting to add to their own charm bracelet!
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