Karen Tweedie Jewelry Design

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Jewelry designer/metalsmith - My creations combine childlike playfulness with adult artistry using natural materials.

Open seasonally by appointment. Please call ahead

Professional Distinction: Commission/Custom Work, Consignment/Retail, Demonstrations, Wholesale Production

About Karen Tweedie Jewelry Design:

Oysters are so abundant in the water of the Eastern Shore but there are some other “oysters” you will want to see. In my studio in Onancock, located right on the Onancock Creek but also right in town, I design and make unique oyster inspired jewelry. Some pieces are made in sterling silver with beautiful cultured pearls to accent the pieces. Other “oysters” are made of bronze made by a unique casting method. These are also accented with small cultured pearls.

My studio is open for visitors to come and watch while I work. I have plenty of parking and a big lawn for you, the kids, and the dog to stretch your legs. In addition to the oyster jewelry, I make a wide variety of other styles of jewelry, many inspired by ancient craftsmen, and I also do custom work. Come for a visit and see what awaits you in Onancock!

I live and work at the water’s edge, just far enough away to keep my feet dry. The palette of colors of water and sky play an important part in my jewelry.


Since childhood I have had boundless creative energies. My grown up creations resonate with childlike playfulness and adult artistry.

When I travel to far away places, the shapes and textures found in ancient architecture become and woven into my own designs and link me to centuries of metalworking traditions.

The resulting body of work is the reflection of these sources of inspiration expressed in a myriad of playful and colorful forms born of natural materials.


Contact me if you would like a private studio tour or to set up a small workshop for one or a small group of interested people. My work can be found locally at the Red Queen Gallery, Onancock and and my new “Half Shells” oyster jewelry is at Blue Crab Bay Co. in Melfa.


Karen Tweedie




1 Turner St
Onancock, VA 23417

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Shellfish Growers of Virginia
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Oyster & Wine Festival
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