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.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Featured Studio of the Week: popnicute

This week's Ajdjss Guild featured studio of the week is "popnicute" aka Kay. Kay has been an arts and crafts fanatic since she was a little girl. She has experimented with many different art forms during her "growing up" years. This love of art led her to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design. Well, kudos to you Kay!

Kays says that jewelry has always fascinated her. When she wears a piece of jewelry it has to be something she feels is really unique. In fact, she often makes a piece of jewelry that is so very unique just to be much different than anyone else. I guess she has a little bit of the "rebel" in her.

Kay's jewelry techniques run the full gamet from stringing, paper clay, fabrics to quite recently wire wrapping. However, it seems that wire wrapping has become a great passion for her. She is so passionate about wire wrapping that this technique is what will be dominating the designs that appear in her studio today and in the future.

Kay's talents do not just revolve around making jewelry alone. She seems to be quite a good teacher and has made some great tutorials for others to learn how to make fabric bracelets and a special wire wrapped toggle. When you visit her studio you will find these interesting tutorials for sale along with her unique and fabulous jewelry creations.
Kay invites you to visit her etsy shop: http://popnicute.etsy.com/ and also to view her complete jewelry collection on Flickr.com and deviantArt.com
She also has a jewelry blog: http://kaysommers.blogspot.com/ that she invites you to follow.
Any questions about popnicute and her work? Please contact here through her studio:


Beadlady5 said...

It is a real pleasure to visit your artfire studio. Your work is very unique and it is really lovely too. I just love your wire work.
Kudos to you girl!
ta,ta margo :o)

Erk N' Jrk Creations said...

What great items! Congrats on being featured!
Jenn aka Erk N' Jrk

Silver River Jewelry said...

Absolutely stunning work!

susan fyfe said...

I can't say enough about all the beautiful and original work in this studio.Well deserved spotlight!

Cindy said...

I agree she does a great job on her work!!Beautiful pieces!!

Gemlover said...

Keep up and maintain your passion; it is working. Great designs and workmanship.

Shelley, the NCTeddyBearLady said...

It is difficult to imagine how one person can conceive of so many different and beautiful designs. It is not, however, difficult at all to appreciate such an amazing talent. My particular favorite is Kay's "Tree of Life" design. As if all that talent was not enough to impress us, she quite generously shares her skills in jewelry making as well as computer problem solving with all of us. Add it all up and you have a young woman who is most marvelously wonderful.
Shelley, the NCTeddyBearLady

Kay Sommers said...

Thank you for the wonderful spotlight here and all the nice comments you've left for me :"> You're all too kind. I'm happy to be a part of this awesome guild!!


Suzanne Stevens Creates said...

Lovely work! Especially loved the Robin's Nest pendant. Always envious of those who can do such great wirework ;)

libertydoll said...

Her tutorials are awesome. I have one of her beaded fabric bangles. Unfortunately when my pc crashed a couple weeks ago I lost it. But she leaves out no detail. She is very informative, photo's are awesome. Plus she is a great person all around!

Creations With Heart said...

Your work is amazing. It truly is wearable art! Your wrapping techniques are exemplary! Just beautiful!
~Julie =)