Strong Woman of the month : Karen of Synergy Jewelry

Karen’s story began with a passion for collecting vintage and a love of creating. Twelve years ago, when a job situation went south, she forged her two passions together to design jewelry with vintage findings.

There I found my élan! Happy to stay at home and repurpose jewelry, I was also a wife and mother. Then, four years later, our world fell apart when my soul mate and husband suddenly passed away. Life was different, I was a single mom and re-entered the work force.

With less time to create, my focus turned to selling vintage and antique jewelry online rather than designing. Constantly a learning process, I have garnered much knowledge about precious vintage keepsakes and have once again begun utilizing these unique pieces in my designs.

In Karen’s work you will see old belt buckles, Italian mosaics, watch fobs, lockets and fabulous old trinkets. Eight years later, she has rebuilt her life,  and raised two amazing children into successful adulthood.