About Our Guild

Guild Description:
Our guild represents a wide variety of jewelry artists with unique talents and techniques, as well as the suppliers of beads and beading supplies.
Guild Mission:
To gather together Jewelry Design and Jewelry Supply Studios for the purpose of sharing information, ideas, techniques, and strategies for promoting our Artfire Studios.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Featured: jstinson

This week's guild studio feature is for "jstinson" aka Joni. The jewelry showcased in this wonderful jewelry design studio is a combination of traditional Native American techniques with contemporary elements, colors, and materials. Joni, who is Creek and Cherokee, says that each piece that she creates is symbolic and exemplifies her passion for her nation and her art. Btw, the actual name of this studio is "Ghi-Goo-ie-Designs. This was one of her ancestor's names which means "sweet heart". Joni, has quite an accomplished background. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, as well as a Licenced Medical Nutrition Therapist. Joni also teaches beading at Blue Earth Intertribal School of Native American Studies in Omaha, Neveda. She has the distinction of being invited by the United States Department of Interior to participate in their National Park Service's "Artist in Residence" program. WooHoo for you girl! Her wonderful ethnic creations are sold at Pow Wows, Craft Shows, Galleries, and on-line. This is a very busy and accomplished lady, indeed! This guild studio is full of beautiful jewelry and a number of other of Joni's artistic endeavors. You are invited to take a personal Spirit Journey through Ghi-Goo-ie Designs, but before you do here are some of the wonderful creations found there. Necklaces: Bracelets:


Other Special Creations--Hair Jewelry, a Cherokee Dream Catcher, and Key Holder

Please take a moment write a comment in support of this wonderful and unique guild studio.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Featured Guild Studio: Craftemall

Featured this week is one of our newest Jewelry Supply Studios, "Craftemall" aka Beata. What a wonderful addition this studio is to our Guild. The jewelry supplies here are definitely "eye candy" for anyone who designs jewelry or anyone who is just addicted to beads (aren't there a few of those kind of people in this guild? LOL) Craftemall is a fabulous showplace for silver beads, headpins, clasps, charms, earring findings, prayer box pendants and other components. You will also find some very unique Thai, Bali and filigree designs. There also is a wonderful supply of lovely colored lampwork beads. Beata's philosophy for her studio is "to fuel your creativity by providing you unique jewellery making components". Beata only choose the highest quality beads and components for "Craftemall". With this said let's have a small peek at some of the "goodies" found to fuel your creativity here: Beads: Charms and pendants:

Various Components:

Please show your support for this fabulous jewelry supply studio by leaving a comment below.

And take a few minutes to visit this fabulous jewelry supply to see all the other wonderful supplies found here.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Featured Studio: LorettasBoutique

This week our guild is featuring one of our newer Jewelry Design Studios, "LorettasBoutique" aka Loretta. This is a fabulous studio showcasing jewelry designs made with many handcrafted beads by Loretta. Loretta has always been interested in art and creating beautiful and fun pieces. She has many skills that she uses to create her beautiful designs. Loretta knits, sews, is a jewelry designer, and she also makes her very own amazing polymer clay pendants and beads. It is ten years now that Loretta has been designing and creating jewelry. Creating polymer clay pendants and beads is a more recent successful endeavor. Loretta finds that creating polymer pendants and beads, that really look like many semi-precious stones, is terribly exciting. Some of the faux semi precious stones that she has created with polymer clay are Ivory and Lapis Lazuli. When you visit "LorettasBoutique" you will smile broadly when you see the beautiful and fun pieces showcased there. Here are just a small sampling of the wonderful earrings, bracelets, and necklaces being sold in "LorettasBoutique":

You are cordially invited to leave a supportive comment for Loretta at the end of this article.

You are also cordially invited to visit "LorettsaBoutique" to see some beautiful and fun jewelry pieces for yourself.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Featured Studio: TheGemmedGiraffe

This week the Ajdjss Guild is featuring one of our newest members, "The Gemmed Giraffe" aka Maria Jenny.
This jewelry design studio is filled with simple, elegant, and classic necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.
Maria Jenny loves using gemstone and semi-precious gemstones in her jewelry. The stones are accompanied by porcelain and crystals. The findings that are used are sterling silver, gold filled, and silver plated. Each piece is unique and of high quality craftmanship.
Maria Jenny began her journey in designing and creating her gemstone jewelry pieces when she was looking for a way to repair some of her favorite pieces of jewelry. She researched online ways to replace clasps and to restring beads. Then her mother sent her a couple of necklaces and pieces that she needed fixed. This was just the beginning, she began to research more and more, and found that working with jewelry became a passion.
The philosophy behind "The Gemmed Giraffe" is a coordinated look. Therefore, you will find coordinating necklaces, bracelets, and earrings showcased in this wonderful Ajdjss Guild jewelry design studio.
Here is a glimpse of some of the simple, elegant, and classic pieces found on sale in "TheGemmedGiraffe".


Please take a few minutes to visit with this wonderful jewelry design studio and see for yourself the lovely gemstone and semi-precious jewelry on sale here.
You are invited to leave a comment in support of this new Ajdjss Guild studio.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Featured Studio: ShadowDogDesigns

This week the Ajdjss Guild is featuring "ShadowDogDesigns" aka Catherine.

ShadowDogDesigns is one of our Jewelry Design studios that showcases unique "one of a kind" handmade jewelry for the discriminating woman.
When visiting ShadowDogDesigns you will find designs made with semi-precious beads and stones, polymer clay pieces, sterling silver, Czech glass, Swarovski crystals, lampwork beads, and copper.

Catherine was bitten by the jewelry making bug about 11 years ago and has been selling at shows, home shows, galleries, and on line since then.

Nature is Catherines's muse--actually she says that she is a "self-professed" nature geek and really loves to create with nature's stones and metals.

Btw, the avatar above is not a picture of Catherine--it is of her lab/hound rescued dog that "shadows" her--because of her love for this dog 2 other rescued dogs she has named her shop and business to honor them.

Let's take some time now to look at the nature inspired creations showcased in "ShadowDogDesigns".

For the Ears:

For the Neck:

For the Wrists:

You are invited to leave a comment at the end of this article in support of "ShadowDogDesigns".
Please visit Catherine's studio to see all of these beautiful "one of a kind" designs here:
And you are also invited to see the designs showcased on flickr: