Karin’s training in creative work began at a young age, creating works of art alongside her mother as a child. But those creative skills didn’t get put to full use until she took a weeklong jewelry workshop on fabrication and soldering as an adult. She realized she loved all that jewelrymaking had to offer: the blend of art, numbers and chemistry combined her love of creating with her hands and her professional training in science. Her side business eventually grew into a full-time opportunity, and now she spends her days getting lost in metal and fire, creating unique pieces inspired by nature, world travels and everyday experiences.