News & Classes

{news and events} 08-27-23

N. Karpel Studio is located in Building 12 (Building Eagle ), 3rd floor, Studio F.
In 2015 Marlin Business Center was re-named MARLINWORKS.  My building was reclassified as “Building Eagle”,
and now has a beige eagle painted on the outside wall. For those of you who have visited before, you still enter from (Building A) Eagle Building elevator but you’ll take a right out of the elevator (instead of a left) and I’m in the first studio on the right as you enter the hallway (see wall sign).

Studio Hours 

N. Karpel Studio is open to the public on weekdays and Saturdays by appointment. 203-782-9108

Shop our 2023 collection at the studio. There are many new and exciting pieces not yet featured on the website!  

COVID 19 changes:
New customers and current clientele may visit the studio by appointment. CDC recommendations for safety will be followed. 

PMC Classes

My Metal Clay classes are listed at Guilford Art Center. To register, see link below.

(GAC) Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT: Look for my workshop listings for metal clay classes under jewelry/metal classes or adult workshops. Register on the website.
(GIA) Gemological Institute of America: Learn what to look for when buying diamonds.
Fellow artisan and friend Maishe Dickman’s work in clay

{update-working through covid 19} 09-20-2020
Update to the May 16, 2020 entry below
My CA client was thrilled with her custom made commemorative necklaces! Of the long neck-piece I sent her she texted, “I just opened the necklace. It is really fabulous! What a great memento you’ve created for me!” She remarked that she wore the shorter necklace on a Zoom meeting, but hadn’t yet worn the long neck-piece.
Of the shorter necklace I sent her she texted, “I love it! It’s really nicely balanced. Thank you! I get so many compliments! Even men ask [about it]. That’s how you know it’s a standout!” This is the frosting on the cake when I custom make jewelry for a client. I love hearing and seeing the reactions when the piece is finished and being enjoyed. It makes me so happy that she loves the pieces, and I had fun making them!

September marks our 44th anniversary as a professional jewelry art studio!
We have survived several economic downturns over the years and I thank our loyal clientele and all of those who have purchased from us over the years. My appreciation of the gift of those who have collected my work is equal to that of my own imagination and creativity.
Your support continues to inspire me, especially during this challenging time!

{working through covid 19} 05-16-2020

With most of the businesses at MarlinWorks closed and employees staying home, I have been able to work safely at the studio for a few hours per week.
I’m working on a fun project for a dear client in California, whose beloved aunt left her an inheritance of many small pins from her travels throughout Germany and surrounding countries and from her many sports interests and accomplishments throughout her life. Her aunt attached these pins to a green hat as the type worn by many to Octoberfest in Germany!
I’m setting the pins in small constructions which will be linked together and worn as a long necklace to commemorate the aunt. Many of the pins are colorful enamel shield shapes and others are various configurations of sports items, dancers, steins, windmills, etc…
This is a great project for me at this time, as I ponder my next creative venture in silver and gold!
And of course, to brighten my days, I make sure I wear earrings or a small necklace, even though I know I may be the only one to see them! There are several bright new jewelry items on the website, which I finished just before the pandemic. I’m working on getting all of my pieces displayed there. You can purchase by phone and pay on-line, with curbside pick-up, local delivery, or free shipping options.

Please call me at 203-782-9108 if you see something you’d like to purchase!
In the meantime, until we can meet again, I hope you all stay healthy and find ways to enjoy your time!

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