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Karin Jacobson

Karin Jacobson Design

"The wonderful thing about art jewelry is the feeling you get when you wear something that is both beautiful and handmade. You feel a little uplifted and inspired, and I do not think we can ever have that feeling too much. "

Jacobson is committed to meticulously crafted jewelry. Each piece is hand fabricated using ethically sourced materials, such as recycled metals and gemstones that are fair-trade, recycled, domestic, or sourced from small artisan mines. Her recent work, inspired by origami and kirigami (origami with cut paper), is created by taking flat shapes and folding them into voluminous 3-D forms.

Jacobson loves the scale and detail of jewelry making. There is a meditative quality to working on something small and making it beautiful. She uses a combination of lost wax casting, fabrication, and hand forming to create her origami collection. She also loves stone setting and employs a wide variety of stone setting techniques, including bezel, tube, flush, and channel setting.

Jacobson's training has been mostly informal. After high school, she apprenticed as a goldsmith while also attending the University of Minnesota (where she did not study jewelry, but liberal arts). She graduated summa cum laude in 1997 with a BA in history. Besides her seven years working as a goldsmith apprentice, she is self-taught, and continues to learn and explore in her Minneapolis studio.

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Sapphire & Opal Origami Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 2,220
Gold-Edged Opal Origami Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 2,240
Moonstone Origami Cluster Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 1,342
Hyacinth Wing Pearl Drop Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 680
Anise Fold Pearl Ring
Silver & Pearl Ring

$ 360
Twist Bracelet with Diamond
Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 220
Torus Ring with One Diamond
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 156 - $ 630
Torus Ring with 3 Diamonds
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 330 - $ 710
Hook Bracelet with Diamond Trio
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 424
Ruby Hexagon Bracelet
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 464
Torus Double Diamond Bracelet
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 450
Torus Bracelet with Diamonds
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 1,252
Twist Bracelet
Silver Bracelet

$ 90
Peony Bud Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 170 - $ 612
Cloud Fold Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 170 - $ 730
Anise Fold Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 170 - $ 730
Medium Anise Fold Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 376
Double Anise Long Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 296
Double Cloud Necklace with Diamonds
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 626
Double Cloud Long Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 296
Twist Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 90
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
MN State Arts Board Grant Recipient, Minnesota State Arts Board, Minneapolis, MN, 2005
AJDC New Talent Competition, American Jewelry Design Council, New York, NY, 2002
Tahitian and South Sea Pearl Show, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY, 2006
Sapphire Show, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY, 2005
Saul Bell Award, Rio Grande, Albuquerque, NM, 2019
Jewelry Trunk Show, Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN, 2016
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD, 2020
NY NOW, Javits Center, New York, NY, 2020
American Craft Council Show, St. Paul Rivercentre, St. Paul, MN, 2020