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, August 9, 2009

Featured Studio: Libertydoll

It is with trememdous pleasure for me to announce our featured studio of the week: Libertydoll aka Marissa. Why is it my great pleasure you ask? Well, here goes... I joined Artfire in the middle of November and being an illerate computer person at that time it took me quite awhile to get used to alot of computer vernacular and other stuff. I remember that it was slow going. I also remember spending a lot of time on the chatterbox forums--there weren't that many sellers at that time so we really got to know one another. One evening when I was "surfing" the chatterbox forums I came across Libertydoll in need of help--It was when the shipping profiles were just set up. She was having a tough time trying to set it up and I offered her help. I think we were on-line talking on the forum and emailing each other back and forth for about 3 hours. She was so sweet that I couldn't leave her until she understood the whole listing process, even though I was totally exhausted.
To my surprise the next day I found a wonderful note from artfire about giving me a mentor button for taking so much time to help another artfire seller. So, if you happen to visit my studio you will indeed see my special mentor "award" is in honor of helping Marissa.
That was the beginning of a wonderful on-line friendship. I get a real kick out of our friendship since I will be approaching the ripe "over the hill' age of 60 in September and Marissa is young enough to be my daugher (she's 30). But we have helped each other in so many ways that the years do not seem to matter. She is my mentor for anything to do with the computer--she is so knowledgable and patient--I have become quite savy about working on the computer because of her. Thank you so very much Libertydoll--you really are a doll.

It certainly is a very pleasant experience to browse through Marissa's studio. She is a multi-talented crafter. Marissa has a wide variety of handmade items. You will find shop banners, logos, avatars, doll clothes, jewelry, drawstring pouches, polymer clay creations, zipper pouches, totes, bags, altered notebooks and many more items. If you need a custom made item just send her a message and she will work with you.

I am so impressed by her various talents. After knowing her for almost 9 months I have come to believe that she is capable of creating just about anything. Her mind is always filled with new ideas for creating. It is so great hearing her talk about what she is planning to make. I'm sure some of her enthusiam has to do with her youth--LOL.

Have you seen her zippered pouches? They are not only very useful but they are adorable too. Definitely a great gift as are the little drawstring pouches for jewelry items or anything that is special that you want to keep. I bought some to use for gift giving myself.
She also makes fabulous business card holders, cute doll clothes, and of course jewelry. Jewelry is a fairly new endeavor of hers and yet she is really doing a wonderful job with the combination of beads, colors, and lovely designs.
She is very demanding on herself to create as close to perfection as possible no matter what it is that she is creating.

On the personal side--Marissa served in the armed forces and was in Iraq. She is a single mother of a precious and vivacious 5 year old daughter. She is not only quite knowledgeable about the computer but is trained in graphic design--hence the avatars, logos, and shop banners.

Ya know, this is a great studio to buy lots of your Christmas gifts from because of the variety of items that she makes and her great prices.

Yea, this feature was like an advertisement for Libertydoll--I just can't help but be impressed by this young and multi-talented, genuinely kind and sweet artisan who I have a tremendous amount of respect for.

Do yourself a favor and visit her studio--I know you will be as impressed as I am about how multi-talented she is.

If you would like to talk with Libertydoll please contact her through her studi:

Hey, Libertydoll--You really are a doll!


Beadlady5 said...
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Beadlady5 said...

This feature is written in honor of a sweet, caring, giving, smart, and very talented artisan.

Gravel Road Jewelry said...

What a lovely and well deserved feature...Congratulations Marissa!

Il Mare Atelier said...

This is a beautiful feature... Margo, you are right, Marissa is so totally talented - there is a HUGE variety of items in her studio!

BrokenWingDesigns said...

A great article, featuring a very talented Lady. Way to go Libertydoll!

Suzanne Stevens Creates said...

Truly multi-talented! Tweeted and blogged for a creative artisan!

Moonlight Eternal said...

Throughout everything in her shop, even though there are different items and styles, everything is quite clearly made to the same high standard. She's very multi-talented

susan fyfe said...

Marissa, I love your work. Such beautifully made items.

Mountaindreamers said...

Congrats Marissa, wishing you continued success! Laura

libertydoll said...

Thank you everyone for your support and kind comments. I really do appreciate it. Margo, thank you for such a lovely blog post.
She forgot to mention though that I drive her nuts with jewelry questions. I am so new and still learning and sometimes scared about listing jewelry items when I compare mine to the other members of our guild.

Gemlover said...

Marissa has combined many elements in the jewelry portion of her store to produce attractive items without great expense. Wonderful store to browse in.

Jeni said...

Marissa is a great help to us as co-guild master of AJDJSS, and she has always been pleasant to work with. Thanks for all the great things you do for us!

Creations With Heart said...

That was such a delight to read!! Congrats on the feature Marissa! You so very much deserve it! Psst...I love your Paw Print Altered Composition Book and your zipper pouches! Too cute! Here's to much success ~Julie

Cindy said...

Congrats on the featured Studio Marissa!! It's amazing she has time for all that and being a mother too!! Great write up Margo!!