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.
: That’s me! Team leader. Primary media are glass (lampworking) and wire.
: 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.
: 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.
: 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!)
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.
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.