About The Designer

“I like to give my customers the gift of expressing themselves and their true values in a beautiful tasteful way.”

Karen Boelts - Owner of Little Bridget Jewelry

Karen first made her mark in the world of jewelry in the 7th grade, when she designed two mixed-media matching wedding bands for her best friends, Sherri and Peter. They performed an elaborate ceremony complete with an exchange of awkward kisses and rings, but the marriage unfortunately didn’t last past the 8th grade. Her passion for making jewelry, however, did.

Fierce and Free was born in the summer of 2001, when Karen’s interests led her to create a necklace and promptly sell it to a neighbor that same afternoon. With her profits, she set out to the local jewelry supply store and purchased more beads. This was where her addiction was born.

Each piece of Karen’s jewelry is a celebration of art and culture. Being blessed with a diverse family, she is involved in the LGBT movement by working directly with the community and donating a percentage of sales to organizations that support equality. Her passion for equality—all equality—shines through her creations. Fierce and Free is feel-good jewelry offering powerful designs with messages and stones that have depth and meaning intended to lift and empower. Each handcrafted piece is made, fabricated, and finished in her design studio nestled in the heart of Boulder, Colorado.