Before the pandemic I was yearning for the time I used my hands to make things. I love being a make-up artist. As the global pandemic put my career (and many others) on pause, I had the opportunity to reconnect with the things I loved doing but never had time for. Pottery, painting, knitting, and making jewelry. What began as arts and crafts with my son evolved into a beautiful diversion while staying safe at home. Each piece is wholly unique, made in my little home studio in Los Angeles. My desire to treat the world and myself a little better is expressed in each handmade necklace. A small ode to my artistic childhood mixed with a need to make pretty things people can enjoy. Karo Koru is that tribute to my childhood, my homeland, and to you. Koru is the Finnish word for jewelry.
I grew up in Finnish Lapland surrounded by the quiet roar of lakes and forests. I came to LA to pursue my career as a make-up artist in the world of fashion ten years ago and now happily call Los Angeles, home. My jewelry reflects my philosophy to venerate nature and minimize the waste of our modern lives.