Jewelry designer and author, Karen Karon, has been "connecting jump rings" since 2006. She teaches chain maille classes and workshops at Metalwerx School for Jewelry and Metal Arts, at local venues, and also provides private chain maille instruction. In addition, Karen is a certified PMC (Precious Metal Clay) artisan. Karen has written articles for Art Jewelry, Bead Style and Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazines and is the author of Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop and Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop, both published by Interweave. Her jewelry can be purchased from Alchemy 9.2.5 Gallery.