about About Us - monkeysalwayslookshop


About Us

Everything is crafted by hand here in  sunny San Diego & Orange County, California. We LOVE what we do and find joy in hand making each piece one at a time. We are captivated by discovering the beauty in small things and love hidden details, giant discoveries and Sriracha sauce. What we cherish most are our AMAZING customers. Developing relationships and getting to know our customers personally is our greatest joy.Don't be shy, say hello and drop us a line!

Monkeys Always Look signature items include the Latitude Longitude Wedding Band, the Personalized mommy ring, the Tree Bark Ring, and the secret heart ring.  We will be introducing more new items including earrings and necklaces soon so STAY TUNE!

Monkeys Always Look is also the originator of the Silverware Garden Markers. Often imitated but never matched in originality and innovation the Silverware Garden Markers have been successful beyond our wildest dreams.  

We are a bunch of goofy girls that spend a lot of time teasing each other, singing along to the music that is constantly playing in the studio and plotting new ways to create fun and beautiful work.


   Karen / The Chief
Hello! I'm Karen and I’m the owner and lead designer of Monkeys Always Look. I enjoy creating and collecting artwork, grading diamonds & gemstones, metalworking, designing gadgets, and most importantly, raising two beautiful girls with my husband.  When I do get the free time, I enjoy watching movies, taking photos of my kids, reading, and traveling.
I pursue an aesthetic of simple beauty with emphasis on the wear-ability of each design. Dedication to using the finest materials with top quality craftsmanship is my highest priority. I prefer to use environmentally friendly resources (recycled materials) and I am passionate about giving back by supporting numerous charitable foundations.
I love the diversity of our product lines, from the vintage silverware that people use to decorate their garden and homes to the rings and necklaces that can be personalized and worn for a lifetime.




Studio Manager / Designer

Metalsmith extrodinaire, sassy jazzy leopard (her nickname around here), vintage treasure hunter and a fashion icon. Sandra can do it all! Create beautiful jewelry, keep us all on schedule, and make us laugh like no other. She inspires us to push our skills and products into new boundaries. Super creative and hyper organized in so many ways it is hard to keep up with all her amazing ideas and tireless energy. We were lucky enough to snag Sandra of the crazy world of retail management and we couldn't be happier (we think she is too!).