I am fascinated by the colours, textures and patterns found in gemstones, beads and crystal.
In 2010 my creative side was reignited after lying dormant for several years. The spark was a gift of a fair trade necklace and bracelet made from reclaimed glass. It provided inspiration for a new avenue to explore and to expand artistically. The following year was spent learning the foundational skills, exploring and developing techniques and learning from some extremely generous artisans. Near the end of 2011, I participated in 2 one day shows, my launch into the craft show world!
I continue to learn and am actively exploring the world of metals. I’ve concluded it will take a lifetime to begin to understand the intricacies of hand craft jewellery.
Bijoux Gems Joy carries two collections of jewellery, designed and made by me.
– Because sometimes we need to treasure ourselves. Jewellery in the Treasured collection is made with high quality gemstones and Swarovski crystals, sterling silver and fine silver, 14Kt gold filled and copper components, wire and chain.
– Because sometimes we just want to have fun. Jewellery in the Cheerful collection is made with glass and Lucite beads and gemstones, silver plate, brass, copper and gunmetal components, wire and chain.
This year I’ve submitted to a half dozen shows and am already confirmed for 4 of them. Yoohoo!
Come and visit me and all the other wonderful artisans who will be participating. I’m excited to meet everyone and share my love of jewellery and the craft.
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