Uniquely crafted artisan jewelry for the woman with style.
I create contemporary, silver and gold jewelry for those who embrace their standout style. My jewelry connects you to the natural world of plants and animals, sunsets and rainstorms, and to sculptural forms that pay homage to feats of bold art and design. Each piece tells a distinct story of the beauty that graces our daily lives or the human ingenuity that moves us.
Textured, mixed-metal designs that are deeply personal connect with your spirit while allowing you to stand out in the crowd. Like the wonderful handmade bag you discovered in Italy or the antique lighting you found at your favorite consignment store, my jewelry reveals a deliberate, hand-created process with its organic textures and aged patinas, so you have those oh-so-special pieces that fit your style.
You want jewelry that speaks to your multifaceted personality—your soft side and your fiercely, feminine strength. My jewelry honors that contrast that is uniquely you.
I look at the world with a complex vision, never content to be an either-or person. Therefore, my jewelry reflects the complexity and the confidence of those who wear it, so you can be true to all facets of your one-of-a-kind beauty.
I am a storyteller, a listener, an artist, and an alchemist. From my studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I breathe life into untold, sculptural stories for you to wear into the world.
I have been making jewelry as a full-time artist since 2013. My current work integrates traditional fabrication techniques like piercing, cutting, sinking, and chasing with wax-carved and cast elements, and occasionally cast organics, to create my jewelry.
I work in sterling and fine silver and 14-24 karat gold and I hand-select unique gemstones to complement my work and weave the tale of my designs, which are finished with organic textures and patina to highlight their beauty.
Interested in hearing more? Watch the video above to learn more about my jewelry making journey.
Karla Hackman Designs available at:
Gaia Contemporary, 225 Canyon, Rd., Santa Fe, NM
Thunderbird Artists Gallery, Easy Street, Carefree, AZ