Friday, 8 January 2010

Fabulous Friday... The Interview ~ Just K jewellery

This week's Misi crafter... talented Karen from Just K jewellery... Karen works with resin and creates the most lovely, unique pendants.

How did you get started in your particular craft and how long have you been doing it?
I’ve been making jewellery for about 3 years. I gave up full time work in order to have more ME-time and had always wanted to make jewellery. I got some books out of the library, started teaching myself and became totally addicted to beads and making jewellery. I wanted to develop my skills so I went on a silver clay workshop locally. I bought a book on silver clay from Amazon who then emailed me some suggestions of jewellery making books. One of these was Sherri Haab’s resin jewellery book which I bought and couldn’t wait to have a go.

Are there any negative aspects to doing your craft and if there are how do you work around them?

The housework and domestic chores never get done as I’m always crafting, taking photographs or working on the pc. I wish I could work in a tidy way and put things away before I start the next project. There isn’t a negative aspect to making jewellery – I love it!

What tips would you give to anyone thinking of starting your craft?

Find your own style and stick to it. You’ll find you like some techniques but not others so why bother making jewellery that you don’t enjoy. Also be inspired by other peoples work but never copy someone else’s design.

How did you find Misi?

On a crafters forum

What is your favourite item in your own Misi shop?

That’s difficult as it’s usually the last thing I made. I love this resin pendant as I was experimenting and the patterns just formed in front of my eyes. I made a batch of six and they are all slightly different.

What is your favourite shop on Misi (besides your own)?
Glamour Junkie – I love scarves and hers are lovely

Random Facts about you:

What is your favourite evening snack/nibbles?

Cheesy Wotsits
What is your ideal vacation?
A cottage in France, especially in the Dordogne
What is your favourite website (other than Misi)?
Groovy Cart
What is your favourite colour and why?
Red – I love strong, bold colours
What actor/actress would you NOT kick out of bed?
Paul Newman as a young man

Thank you for chatting to us Karen. For unique, beautiful jewellery ~ go and visit Just K Jewellery on Misi.




  1. Karen made some lovely Autumn coloured resin beads for me & they are gorgeous. I alo have my eye on her large butterflies !
    Great interview ....

  2. Another great interview.
    Well done KAren and Helen