The Ozone is a gallery that doubles as a jewelry studio where Karen Britt creates fresh, hand made jewelry designs daily. New works appear here and visit our Available Jewelry for purchase section to see more eye candy.
The Colors of Spring in Mixed Metals
There's a metal for every mood and almost all of them appear on this piece. They were called upon to keep up with the hue variation contained within this Oregon Plume Agate. The hot side of the spectrum is represented in the stone with reds, oranges, and yellows complimented by Silver, Copper and Gold. SOLD
Pebbles in a Multicolored Stream
Finally, a Bracelet! Heated and hammered, Silver, Copper and Jeweler's Brass are married until they run together like a stream of metal. Pale Blue Marcasite Plume Agates are pebbles poised above the stream in Fine Silver. These rippling waters never stop as they circle your wrist in a bangle style bracelet.
Solar Flares in stone
It seems the Agate stops time within it. In this case, it looks like a Marcasite flare from the face of the sun halted for history in space. Clear agate contains spires of Marcasite held by a Silver, Copper, and Jeweler's Brass setting to continue the heat index. The back is open on this piece so the light may enter the stone and illuminate it's brilliance. SOLD
Opals are mesmerizing and one of the only stones that I use that are not from Oregon. This combination of Boulder Opal and Crystal Opal from Australia is brilliant on the green hues, glowing with the blue/turquoise, flashing with pinks and reds, and grounded with Rhyolite matrix (on the boulder). To emulate the complex colors, Silver, Copper, and Jeweler's Brass were hammered and heated until a blended metal background was produced. See More/Purchase
Deep Carnelian Plume Agate provides the sun for an Angel Wing White Plume agate mountain range. The bottom stone shows spiky, white plume in the shape of mountains and clouds while the top stone is radiant red Carnelian Plume with some white plume blazing the 'sun spots'. Set in Fine and Sterling Silver, this set is a contemporary statement about the rustic desert beauty from which these stones were born. Learn More
Like the Van Gogh painting, Starry Night, this Marcasite Agate/Jasper contains sparkling metallic stars against a varying midnight blue sky. This painterly stone was set in fine silver with a hammered 'Keum Boo' base to mimic the textures within the mineral landscape. SOLD More/Purchase
A Cat's Eye Quartz is poised within the pathway of Sterling Silver and Copper. A meandering line of Sterling ends in prongs that hold the Cat's Eye steadfast in its gaze fixed to copper. The contrast between warmth and cool tones make this piece the perfect neutral, but colorful, accessory. More/Purchase
Oregon has a high desert as hot as deserts get. From that locale, much of the gorgeous Plume Agates are born. These hot Honey Plume Agates in shades of light golden tones were set in Fine Silver and Copper to hold the sweet and the heat. Waves down one side of the copper not only mimic the flow of color within the stones but also command a bold, contemporary silhouette. More/Purchase
This dainty pair of earrings is a tribute to the flowing waters cutting through the high desert that create the birthplace of these stones. Stylized river canyons are cut into copper holding the fine silver bezels and hand polished Green Moss Agates. Sterling silver dangles these rivers from your ears. See More
Metals are combined here for some fun mineral shape-play. The center stone is a Redish-Purple-Blue Marcasite Plume Agate that appears to have glitter within when viewed in direct sun. The color variations within the stone already look like effervescent liquid so the hammered copper and silver continue the splashiness. Set in Sterling silver and a 1.8mm greek leather cord, it's a unique piece of wearable art for a statement on its own or layered for your favorite metal mixing. PURCHASE