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, November 22, 2009

Featured Studio: Ilmare

This week's featured studio is Ilmare aka Sufen. Sufen's studio Ilmare Atelier actually began out of a desire to fuse both art and jewelry into unique and versatile jewelry creations that are wonderful to wear and are also quite affordable.

This lovely studio's name is very significant to Sufen. According to Sufen "Ilmare" means "the sea" in Italian, which brings to mind the lovely shimmering hues of blue and green. "Atelier" means "workshop" in French. When put together, we have "Studio by the Sea, an absolutely lovely and intriging dream that Sufen is working towards. What a lovely name and what a lovely thought.

When you visit Ilmare you just have to be hugely impressed with the lovely colors of gemstones sparkling in each of Sufen's jewelry designs. Each of her creations not only sparkle beautifully but they shout out beautiful feminity.

Here are some of the fabulous creations:

Indeed, there are so many lovely colors and so many different gemstones used in these fabulously feminine creations. Each piece of jewelry is just like "eye candy"and are quite striking.
Sufen has a tremendous amount of pride in her work and the materials that she uses in her creations. She insists on using only very good quality gemstones and prefers to use goldfilled wires and findings. She uses goldfilled materials because she feels they are far ;more tarnish resistent than other metals.
It is evident that Sufen is definitely successful in fusing art and jewelry into unique and versatile jewerly creations. Kudos to you for your integrity and your art.
Btw, since Sufen has become a member of our guild she has proven to be most supportive of the other members. I see her promoting our featured members each week in the artfire forums and posting in our guild forums too. It's members like you, Sufen, that make being a member of this guild a pleasant experience. Thank you for all you are and do.
You are invited to come to studio "Ilmare" to see how successful Sufen is with fusing art and jewelry.


Ajdjss Guild said...

Thank you for all your support and your lovely creations. Your studio is a pleasure to visit.

Il Mare Atelier said...

Hey Margo, it was a very pleasant surprise to see this feature on me... thank you!

NewAgainSilverDesigns said...

Congratulations! Your work is creative and beautiful.

Cindy said...

I agree her jewelry is "eye candy". So beautiful and gorgeous!! Great to see you are featured!! Keep making such lovely jewelry!

Suzanne Stevens Creates said...

Very beautiful studio. Well-deserved kudos to Ilmare!

almondtree said...

Congratulations on being featured studio of the week. Your creations are beautiful! Great form and colors :)

Jeni said...

Sufen, your work is absolutely beautiful! I'd be happy to wear any of it.

Il Mare Atelier said...

Thanks so much for all your kind words!

Gravel Road Jewelry said...

Congratulations Sufen! Your work is beautiful! :)

SpunSister Designs said...

Some of the most beautiful jewelry! Gorgeous use of colour.