The Ozone is a gallery that doubles as a jewelry studio where Karen Britt creates fresh designs daily. Some selected new pieces appear here by popular demand. If you see something you like, contact us as the work has the tendency to move quickly.
Newly Found Gems for Necks:
The metal-smithing is abstract, left to interpretation, but is reminiscent of wings. A large wing with Boulder Opal flashes as iridescent plumage does. A swift, golden smaller wing with White Opal soars the other way like a dove. Keum Boo adds warmth to the small wing that overlaps and communes with the other. SOLD
In The Cliff
Have you stood on a cliff and wondered how many layers of stories or gems are under your feet? This Boulder Opal is in the stylized Keum Boo and Sterling Silver cliff wall that echos the stone's shape and protects it for your discovery. SOLD
Continuing with the abstract-but-suggestive theme, this piece could be a big splash of rain coming down, the top of a reaching wave about to break, or whatever you see. The Boulder Opal glimmers the rainbow against milky white mixing with matrix stone. Keum Boo and Sterling Silver seal the deal.
Hammered Sterling Silver and Fine Silver with Gold Keum Boo create the structure from which this Crystal Opal hangs. Working with the delicious dichotomy of raw and refined, the hand hewn and hammered silver and gold holds the perfect shape of a red-purple tinted clear opal with rainbow flash.
This agate is a beautiful snapshot of the event of its birth, the surface of the sun, or Jupiter's storms. A beautiful mineral microcosm, the agate displays undulating layers that mimic lava, solar flares, or cosmic meteorology from other celestial objects. Sterling silver and Keum Boo grab this moment in time forever frozen in silicates.
This is a piece of plume agate cleaved from a piece with colors ranging from yellow, through blue, to black. There's a generous streak of material that looks like strawberry smoothie and this one has come with froth on top. The druzy crystal top is repeated through the center swirling layers that sparkle with quartz druzy and a Sterling silver prong setting with Keum Boo.
This latest batch of Plume agates have great streaks of reds, pinks, and oranges like a blended strawberry margarita. Druzy patches of quartz add brilliant sparkle in the flow of the stone like bubbles. Keum Boo and Sterling are the vessel that holds this potent elixir.
There seems to be a lot of warmth to the latest stones being polished. Could have something to do with a desire to continue with sunshine and delay winter. This honey colored plume agate is beautifully clear with streaks of black running through like flares and sunspots. Sterling Silver holds this bit of heat for your neck.
Many stones have a celestial appeal to me. This one looks like an otherworldly, ripply terrain with ribbons and clouds of atmosphere tracing a landscape. This piece is delicate hues of yellow and clear plume agate decorated with Keum Boo demi-bezels and Sterling silver prongs.
Thin spires of red dendrites course through the clear to blue agate like capillaries. The blend of red and blue give the over all tone of the stone a lavender cast. Marcasite dendrites grow in the background of this piece while sterling and Keum Boo hold it all together. SOLD
The deep waters depicted by the fine silver with deep blue-black patina glimmer with Keum Boo 23.5 k Gold highlights. Set in a fine silver bezel, a silver-blue tinted irregular pearl shines the announcement of the special 'find' among the sparkling, dark waters. Sterling silver frames the scene for wear and story telling.
This pair of earrings combines all of the latest techniques employed for the mixing of metals and media in jewelry/small sculpture form. Engraved Shibuishi treated with patina hold bowed Keum Boo sections that are held off the base from their hammered form. These are graced with a couple of white irregular, baroque pearls. Set in Sterling Silver, these are some of the most 3D creations so far.