Art Jewelry Elements Debut

April 17, 2012 , In: General

Hello and Welcome to the grand opening of the Art Jewelry Elements blog! We are super excited to be offering this brand new collaborative blog to all jewelry designers who want to elevate their designs to the next level. While our team is very diverse in skill set and media used, every one of our team members creates handmade elements (or components) to be used in art jewelry and has had work published or about to be published. We also make jewelry with our components and know the quirks involved with working with handmade components.

Our goal is to build a community of people who love art jewelry, love making art jewelry, who aspire to make art jewelry, and to those who just like looking at pretty pictures. We will focus on building your art jewelry business, getting published, challenging you to stretch yourself and flex that creative muscle, lots of tutorials, tool and product reviews, studio organization, giveaways, news, trends, and so much more. 
Meet the Team: 
Today is just a quickie meet and greet. You will get to learn more about each of us through a fun interview.
Jennifer Cameron: That’s me! Team leader. Primary media are glass (lampworking) and wire. 
Nightmare Insomnia Series bead Glass Addictions by Jennifer Cameron
Kristi Bowman: Creates her gorgeous elements using CopprClay and BronzClay. She was also my bead soup blog party partner for the 4th BSBP, which was awesome because I love Kristi’s work. 
Kristi Bowman Ammonite Copper Components
Linda Larsen: A mixed media artist who writes the BEST tutorials on her Objects and Elements blog and will have tutorials to share here too. 
Linda Larsen Objects and Elements Caged Pendant
Barbara Lewis: The queen (and author extraordinaire) of torch fired enamel components. She is also in the process of moving and opening a bricks and mortar studio in Florida. It might be a while before we hear much from her. 
Barbara Lewis summertime necklaces
Melinda Orr: Works magic with metal and patinas and is the founder of Creative Bead Chat on Facebook (it’s an open group, so if you are on facebook, ask to join!)


Toggle by Melinda Orr Orrtec

Karen Totten: Last but not least is Karen, our resident ceramic guru who creates the most gorgeous components. I’ve used a few in my work.

Ancient Star links Karen totten ktotten

This is just the beginning of what is to come. While we still have some work to do on the blog and our various social media site designs, please stop by, say hi, and stay a while.


Jennifer Cameron

Combining fire and glass since 2005, Jen Cameron discovered jewelry making after realizing a small child could disappear in the growing collection of beads sitting around the house. Jen is the adoring mother of two, jackpot winner in the husband category, and zookeeper of several pets. Jen is also the instigator for bringing together this team of innovative, talented, passionate and dynamic women to write for Art Jewelry Elements.
  1. Reply

    Very exciting, today is the day!!!!

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    Excited to be part of this dynamic team!! Thanks Jen for all your hard work and dedication!

  3. Reply

    Congrats!! What a beautiful group of designers! 🙂

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    I'm so excited to be here! What a great group of talented artists and designers here. I can't wait to see more.

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    So exciting. Another blog for me to follow! I'm loving all the information that is being shared and out there.

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    A great group of designers! Can't wait to see what comes next.

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      Looks like a wonderful new blog. I will be following along!

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    This sounds WONDERFUL!

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      good luck …
      fantastic talented team .. gonna be fun ..
      shared ..
      thanks mo & the girls

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    What a great team! The blog looks real nice. I'll spread the word…

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    This is fabulous! Can't wait to see what's next.

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    Big congratulations!
    Looks like a great team.
    Can't wait to see all the creativity in one place.
    (And inspiration to get my components in order!)

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    Wonderful group of talented artists! I will be following along on the new journey! Congratulations!

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    Congratulations, what an exciting group! Can't wait for some more inspiration.

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    This is design heaven! I've worked with art beads from almost everyone on this team. I'll spread the word!

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    Great group of designers! Can't wait to see what is to come!

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    Congrats everyone…what a wonderful colaberation of artisits all of whom I adore…xox

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    Excited for you, and expecting GREAT THINGS in the future. Can't wait.

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    Congrats on new blog. Look forward to your posts.

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    Congratulations on your new blog. I'm looking forward to following along!

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    Congrats – looking forward to your articles, ladies!

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    What a fabulous bunch of talented artisans – am SO looking forward to following 🙂

  21. Reply

    What a wonderful collaboration, and terrific idea! Looking forward to your posts!

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    Congrats to all! Quite a team! Beautiful eye candy with MORE to come, I'm sure!

  23. Congrats to all!! Very exciting to see such amazing artists working together!!

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    This looks like a great collaborative effort. Looking forward to your posts!

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    Yay! This is going to be a great blog, with the folks involved. Congratulations to all, and I'm looking forward to what's to come. <3

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    all the best – what a wonderful group!

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    This blog is definitly the place to be. You go, girls!

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      What a great idea to gather such an inspirational group together to share with all of us. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us.

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    • May 19, 2012

    once glance and I knoew I had to floolow this one!

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    Great post. I am looking forward to seeing more. i enjoy art jewelry blogs more than any other!

  29. Reply

    awesome post of introductions this should be fun

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