About Karen Moran Designs | Beaded Candy Gemstone Jewelry
For almost a decade I owned a Cooking Channel, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, blah, blah, blah featured mobile bakery and bar service in Charleston, SC. I catered over 300 private events with James Beard winning chefs, Darius Rucker, Bill Murray, Elle King and the list continues.
While I absolutely loved what I created - I did not love my ever expanding waistline that went along with 70-90 hour work weeks and taste testing every cookie, cupcake and cocktail that went out the door.
It was during COVID, I like a lot of you, opted for a quality of life.
And so I sold off my business assets, stopped drinking alcohol, lost five inches from my no longer expanding waistline and picked up an artistic love that's been dormant since my early 20s.
There was nothing more rewarding, flattering and humbling than having a stranger stop you to compliment a beaded necklace...and then place an order right there on the street.
Sometimes I guess you have to get back to where you started from, to know exactly where you want to be.
I personally hand-knot each piece with a passion and inspiration from my coastal surroundings. I hope you see the love and care in each piece I create.
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