We’re so excited to announce that Mark Kalen has been working alongside well-known leather mavin, Dian Allred of Allred Leather Company, to create some stunning pieces of jewelry.  This collaboration has resulted in some exciting designs that we know you’re going to love!

Mark Kalen’s metal work is proven to be truly unique and has stood the test of time with his ever-changing vision to create.  Pair that talent with Dian Allred’s exquisite creativity and expert craftsmanship….well, you’ve got yourselves a collection of jewelry that are SHOW STOPPERS folks!!

Treat yourselves to a collection of cuffs.  MUCH MORE to come!  Get there early and stay late!





Lone Star Collection

Nov 17, 2017

Mark Kalen has added the “LONE STAR COLLECTION” to his gallery of unique, hand made jewelry.

You’ll find Bracelets and Pendants for Women, Cuffs and Dog Tags for Men.  All pieces boast Texas pride and are truly one-of-a-kind designs.

Take a look, we know you’ll agree these pieces are perfect for holiday gifts!


Assemblage Contemporary Craftsman Gallery is hosting Mark Kalen Trunk Show on November 25 & 26, Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 6pm – Downtown Buda

Be first to see the Mark Kalen Holiday Collection.  Amazing gifts for this holiday season.  

Avoid traffic, stress, crowds, big box stores, and help support a growing, energetic, and incredible historic downtown shopping and dining district! There will be “Zen Zones” in the area to de-stress (because, you know, you can “Breathe Easy in Buda!”), win door prizes, steals and deals, and take care of all of your holiday shopping needs.

Don’t forget to visit the local dining hot spots to keep up your strength and health while enjoying all that Historic Downtown Buda has to offer!  Plus enjoy the stunning collection of classic and new jewelry designs by Mark Kalen.

We are so excited to announce Mark Kalen’s jewelry is now a part of this lovely gallery’s collection.

Assemblage CCG is a fine art gallery located in Buda, Texas, featuring handmade works of art made by living American artists. This amazing gallery is formed through the love and admiration of the arts and the artists the gallery owners represent. Childhood friends and Buda natives, Jacquie Hollis Martinez and Theresa Jones are the masterminds behind the collection. Every painting, drawing, textile, sculpture and piece of jewelry is created as a unique, one-of-a-kind item by an artist and/or craftsman with the highest level of dedication and passion.

Make sure this gallery is on your “must see” destination this holiday season!

306 S. Main Street, Suite 106 Buda, Texas 78610 – 512.312.9665


Home Decor

Sep 30, 2017

Mark Kalen is working on a new line of Home Decor to adorn the walls of your home or business.

Encompassing reclaimed wood and metal, these designs will be a beautiful addition to modern, vintage or contemporary styles.

Images will be added soon!


Created by Mark Kalen in his Austin, Texas workshop, these remarkable designs are one-of-a-kind pieces.

Sculptures are handcrafted of rich metals including the highest quality stainless steel, copper and brass.  Each piece is hand finished with intriguing surface treatments and patinas.

WELD PUNK is a branded MK style that incorporates rough welds, hardware and heat that finishes with an industrial aesthetic that pairs well with both modern and traditional spaces.

Stay tuned . . . we will be posting the finished décor VERY SOON!!

Founder, Linda Asaf is realizing a long awaited dream.  Design Lab is a concept store featuring a highly curated group of Texas’ best designers in a vintage-industrial boutique setting.  It is a place where the designers are celebrated and promoted in addition to their products.  The shop features jewelry, men’s/women’s/children’s apparel, leather goods/handbags, shoes, accessories and cosmetics – all by Texas designers who are at the top of their game.  We promise you’ll find things you’ve never seen before.. . including Mark Kalen’s latest creations!

Located in our wonderful Oasis overlooking beautiful Lake Travis.  Design Lab will have an emphasis on building community and creating a connection between customers and designers.

Austinites are enchanted with Creative Class Entrepreneurs and every one of their products has an interesting story behind them.  Combine all this with frequent music events, and you will truly enjoy an experience that’s special.

You need to check it out, really. See you there!

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