Karen Keller - Barely Held Together

Artist: Karen Keller
Materials: sterling silver, boulder opal
Size: 8.75-9
Dimensions: 3” x 1.25”, ring band 0.25”

Artist Statement:
This piece is about the feeling of brokenness or disconnect that many of us have been feeling, especially over the past year. Our lives have had to change and adapt so quickly and without notice. Through all these changes, we still have to hold ourselves together. Just remember that you're not alone and we're all in this together.

The 3 pieces can be worn individually or inter-connected to create a pendant, ring, or brooch.

Artist Bio:
As a primarily self-taught silversmith, Karen enjoys constant learning, exploring new fabrication techniques, and pushing her skill set. Much of her work is inspired by Art Deco architecture, clean lines, and hidden surprises. Making jewelry is a creative outlet when she’s not working her full-time day job or taking care of her two young daughters.

This ring is part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2021, an online exhibition and competition. Shop the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.