Meet Me

 
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Pyrus Designs

Welcome and thank you for visiting my site! If we haven't met, grab a cup of coffee and let's get to know each other!

My name is Karen and I am the creator of everything here. I'm a wife and mom of two young (and very high energy) girls. I grew up in Oregon and settled a little south of Seattle, WA. As long as I can remember, I have always had a need to create and was naturally drawn to arts and crafts.

While attending art school, I discovered a local bead shop. This is where my love for jewelry making started. It was a way for me to get instant gratification by being able to whip up a pair of earrings or necklace in a day when my school projects were not so quickly finished. I worked in this shop for several years and grew significantly as a wire worker and developed a love and appreciation for quality gemstones and materials.

In 2008, I moved to WA state and started my career in the corporate world. My beadwork took a back seat as my career and family grew, but I always found ways to keep my creative passions partially satisfied. I continued to grow as an artist through knitting, paper crafting, and jewelry making. In the summer of 2016, I took a 2 day silversmithing class and fell absolutely in love with the process! I started to buy stones before I had the silver or tools to actually make anything. I know it sounds silly, but I was too excited at the thought of this new art form and the challenge of mastering it. It took me almost 6 months to save enough money to afford the tools and materials needed to start silversmithing from home. I was squeezing in as much bench time as I could around my standard full time job and my family time, but it was never enough...

This summer (2017), I decided to take a leap and quit my full time job so that I can focus 100% on this business. I'm so excited about continuing to grow and develop as an artist. Thank you so much for being a part of this journey and allowing me to share my passion of beautiful jewelry with you!

 

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