Carolyn is a silversmith and the creator of Ikigai Jewelry. She has always been a huge lover of beautiful handmade jewelry and took her first silversmith class when she was just a teenager. It wasn’t until many years later, after pursuing other creative paths, that she realized the true art of creating jewelry. It was what led me into a heart space generating joy, fulfillment and connection. She spent eighteen months traveling around the western United States living out of her sprinter van while connecting to different artist communities, and it was then that she fully jumped into creating jewelry full-time. She is now settled back in her home state of New Hampshire nestled into the White Mountains mountains in here Jackson where she is continuously inspired by life as it unfolds around her.