Karen Dade is a Bozeman artist who creates one-of-a-kind, hand-made jewelry using sterling silver, 14K gold, genuine diamonds, and Montana Yogo sapphires.
Karen apprenticed with master goldsmith, James Savage. Since that time, she has worked for jewelers in three states over twenty years, each training her in different areas of expertise and greatly influencing her artistic path. From historical techniques, such as forging and granulation, to contemporary design work, Karen has incorporated each learning experience into her own creative puzzle. After years of working in the jewelry industry, Karen decided to follow her own vision, and started Koda Designs Jewelry.
Through Koda Designs, Karen aims to create beautiful pieces of jewelry that complement Montana’s active outdoor lifestyle. With an understated elegance, each piece is carefully fabricated in her Bozeman studio using traditional tools and techniques that have been handed down for generations.