Karyn Cantor is the proprietor of Classic Hardware Jewelry. The talented and stylish designer began her jewelry making career in 1995 with a line of pocket watches. The company has now grown into one of the most sought after accessory lines in the industry. Karen prides herself on quality and originality. All of the items are made in the US, and she is known for collaborating with incredible artists like Caia Koopman and Lisa Petrucci (just to name a few), to incorporate their art work into the Classic Hardware pieces. Karyn has designed special items for Disney, including Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”, “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Tinkerbell”.
Cantor’s style is vintage-inspired with a strong post-industrial aesthetic. Not only are her pieces sophisticated, but just like Karyn herself, they scream fun. I knew we’d get a long just fine when she pulled out her iPad with its Etch a Sketch cover to take notes.
And, since Roadkill Ranch & Boutique is hosting a Classic Hardware trunk show at the store this Saturday, I have the pleasure of hanging out with the “Accessory Queen” herself. She’ll be there from 1 to 6, so stop by and meet the amazing Ms. Cantor. You’ll be glad you did.