Karen grew up in a ranching family in Texas where her affinity for wide open spaces and horses began. This affinity grew into a passion that remains with her to this day. From a young age, Karen was also involved in a family-owned jewelry business where she developed an eye for quality and a talent for customer service.
Karen has worked in the equine industry for many years; working on cattle ranches in Montana and Colorado and as a sponsor co-ordinator for a major horse association.
Based on years of retail experience, in the Fall of 2005, she started Prairie Karen from the ground-up, combining the passions of her life; involvement with horses and the Western lifestyle.
Prairie Karen offers an exceptional selection of handcrafted Western and Native American jewelry. Look for a variety of silver pieces, turquoise, leather, beaded bracelets, barrettes, hair ties and sticks. Our Prairie Karen exclusive items are fun, unique and always changing, and we know you'll enjoy all of our Prairie Karen exclusives!
Discover a Touch of Western Elegance through our exquisite hand knitted sweaters and skirts.
You may also choose from an assortment of beautiful Wild Rags (silk scarves) with silver scarf slides to accessorize your custom shirts. Cowgirls and Cowboys personalize a belt buckle and your horse’s saddle with engraved silver.
Prairie Karen proudly presents both established and emerging artists, craftsmen and designers.We continue to expand and look forward to your keeping in touch.
Karen is married and lives outside of Elbert, Colorado with her husband, dogs, horses and a variety of other farm animals!