Kostadinos Karanikas


- Made Canary Wharf 2017, London

Past Shows:
- Made London 2017, Marylebone, London
- Handmade Edinburgh 2017. The Hub, Edinburgh
- Made London Bloomsbury 2017, Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place
- Made Brighton 2016
- Handmade in Britain - Chelsea, 2016, The Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair
- Handmade Edinburgh 2016, The Hub, Edinburgh
- the British Craft Trade Fair London 2016, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane
- Made London Bloomsbury 2016, Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place
- Autor 2016 Grand Hotel du Boulevard, Bucharest, Romania
- Made Brighton 2015, Dome - Corn Exchange
- SIT Select Showcase 2016, Cheltenham


I am an emerging jewellery designer born in the northwest mountains of Greece. Growing up in a a historically filled city growing on the banks of a lake that is riddled with legends and surrounded by mountains I have a natural propensity to the mysterious and mythical.

It is after a career in business that I explored my creative impulses designing and making jewellery. My work is inspired by the beauty and energy of the underwater world as I have seen it through my diving.

My jewellery is highly organic with a mix of one off pieces and repeat fabrications, intricately textured alluding to earth surfaces and rock formations above and below water, giving each piece the feel that it was once part of a fantastical otherworldly ecosystem.

The use of rough untreated gem stones is the focus of the bespoke pieces retaining material integrity while celebrating the individuality of nature. The techniques used are varied from metal raising and piercing to wax carving and casting embellished with set gems and stringing of precious and semi-precious stones with a definite focus to deliver a luxurious and comfortable feel for the wearer with high polished ring shanks for a comfort fit and bespoke, one-off hand made clasps.

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Rock Slices
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Porifera Stud Earrings
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Wide Ovires Ring