Karen Bandy Studio

I see beauty in everything, especially nature. Come share my view of the natural world and the beauty within, see what I see …


As the region’s only international-award-winning designer, you are assured of a special, stunning expression of your personality in every piece of jewelry I make.

I have created a collection of one-of-a-kind finished jewelry, rings, pendants and earrings, ready for you to purchase today as your expression of our natural world. In addition to ready-to-wear pieces, please bear in mind that designing custom jewelry is my specialty. If you don’t see exactly what you’d like, or you have gems that you’d like to reuse, or are ready to upgrade your original diamond, talk to me about commissioning something just for you.

You can read more about the personalized design process here. Through a thoughtful and fun collaboration, I can create the right piece of jewelry (or the right painting) that is yours alone. After all, you’re worth the finest quality and attention to detail, from conception to completion, to sharing your vision with friends and family.

I hope you will appreciate the quality and attention to detail in my work, as well as the use of beautiful and unusual gems – fascinating reminders of the incredible natural world we enjoy.  I use only recycled metals, and can obtain fair trade gems from my vast international network of suppliers should you choose.

Watch this video to see my custom jewelry design process:


The colors in my paintings are bold yet soothing, as in nature, but the treatment is unlike any other artist. Birds and animals are portrayed abstractly, sometimes woven into a colorful play of gem-like colors, florals like poppies, and texture. I strive to depict the beauty of wildlife, yet allow room for your own interpretation rather than offering a photorealistic representation. My abstract paintings are gestural, colorful, textural and fit in a variety of environments to enhance your home or office.  Find works for sale here.

As an animal lover and owner, pet portrait commissions are very gratifying. I must warn you – I usually fall in love with the pet while creating a unique and fun treasure for the owners! I portray pets in my abstracted style, using the energy of color and shape to express your pet’s individuality. You can see my past work here. Consider commissioning one today for yourself, or as gift for that hard-to-buy-for person.

My Bend, Oregon studio and art gallery has been in beautiful downtown Bend Oregon for 30 years.