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 28, 2010

Featured Studio: Ladybeadjewelry

This week our featured guild studio is "LadyBeadJewelry" aka Rose Elliot.
LadyBeadJewelry is quite a unique studio because it specializes in fabulous and sparkly "barefoot" jewelry. Yep, "barefoot" jewelry made with crystals and pearls--ooo la la!

Ladybeadjewelry will customize a piece that is made to your own personal specifications using the crystals and pearls you want to match your attire.

Rose has been creating "barefoot" jewelry for 10 years now (since 2000) and in 2001 she opened her own website, "Ladybead.com".
In 2004 Rose began creating pieces to dress up your boots too. This was a great idea since you can't go barefoot all the time. :o)

When you visit this unique studio you will also see that fabulous jewelry for your feet
are not the only beautiful pieces showcased here. Rose also creates lovely pieces for your wrist and your neck too.

Let's take a peek now of some of the lovely and unique pieces of jewelry found in "Ladybeadjewelry".

Stop by "Ladybeadjewerly" to see all the beautiful and sparkling pieces yourself--it is a definite pleasure.
You are invited to leave a special comment in support of this guild studio here.
If you have any questions for Rose please contact her through her studio:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Featured Studio: DesertRubble

The featured studio for this week is "Desert Rubble" aka Lyn. This is by far one of the most unique and interesting studios in our guild. The creations showcased here are far from the ordinary and just absolutely fabulous.
Lyn creates with polymer clay however her creations are definitely not your usual polymer clay creations. I have to admit that I am in tremendous awe of her skill with clay.
She creates pieces that are in the steampunk, gothic, and industrial genres that have become extremely popular. Actually Lyn refers to her style of as "Industrial Surrealism"--whoa!!!---that's certainly a mouthful.
Come to visit "Desert Rubble" and you will find pendants that are dragonflies, eyeballs, wings, hearts, gears, butterflies and a whole lot of other very interesting things made with polymer clay.
Lyn is a self taught obsessive crafter--I guess that's why she is such a good fit with the members of our guild. :o)
She has done everything from cross stitch and crochet to scroll sawing, designing and making painted wood crafts, to all manner of concrete crafts.
Lyn says that she still loves her scroll saw but polymer clay is definitely her current obsession. She also says that she knows that she will be continuing to evolve as an artisan. So I guess what we see now is not all that we are going to see "coming from her".
I guess this is a good time to see what makes "Desert Rubble" far from the ordinary and just absolutely fabulous:

Can this all really be polymer clay, or is Lyn "pulling" our legs?
Please treat yourself to a visual delight and visit "Desert Rubble" to see Lyn's fabulous polymer clay creations and take a moment to show your support of her studio by leaving a comment at the end of this article.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Featured Studio--PickleValentineVintageBeads

This week the featured studio is "PickleValentineVintageBeads" aka Libby.
This is a studio that is filled with the most fabulous and lovely vintage beads. I am very partial to vintage beads myself so visiting "PickleValentineVintageBeads" is quite a treat and a pleasure for me. I find that when I am in this studio I am just about drooling from all the fabulous beads.

'PickleValentineVintageBeads' specializes in vintage glass beads for jewelry making and also for jewelry restoration. However, you will also find cabochons, buttons, findings, and other wonderful finds here too.

Libby admits to being a bead junkie for most of her life. She has haunted garage sales, thrifts, estate sales, auctions, swap meets, LBS in every town, church rummage sales...you name it. Libby says that she knows the pain and joy of paying more than she ever intended and eating eggs and tofu for one week straight. I guess you can say that she is as close to being a bead harlot as one can get.

Btw, when you visit this studio you really have to read the bio information. Libby talks about some interesting things about vintage beads and you will probably have a new feeling about them.

Let's take a look at some of the wonderful items that you will find in this fabulous studio:

Please take a few minutes to visit "PickleValentineVintageBeads" to feast your eyes on the wonderful vintage beads and more that is showcased there.
And don't forget to leave a comment in support of Libby and her wonderful studio.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Featured Studio--Pinkymonkey

The featured studio of the week after a long hiatus is Pinkymonkey aka Maki.Let me say at the onset that this is certainly a fabulous studio. If you like Swarovski crystals (and who in their right mind doesn't?) then this is a studio in which you will want to spend a lot of time in. You will be pleasantly delighted by all the sparkly bling showcased here.

Maki is dedicated to using only the finest quality materials in each and every one of her designs.
She loves to use chic fabrics, sterling silver, antiqued silver, and of course the one and only Swarovski crystals.

Maki is quite the talented and skilled artisan. Her creations run from earrings, necklaces, bracelets, hair accessories, cell phone charms, and a special line for younger girls too.

If you need a gift for someone special in your life or even for yourself you will surely find something sparkly and beautiful here.
Oh yea, she also offers a number of lovely jewelry supplies that jewelry designers will just adore.

Now, let's take a good look at some of the fabulous creations you will find in Pinkymonkey.






Let's show our support for this fabulous studio and Maki by leaving a comment here for Maki to see.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Very Special Guild Event

Each of the above causes are very important and worthy causes. To help support the wonderful work that is done for these causes the Ajdjss Guild will be having a promotion that will ultimately lead to donating a portion of our sales to each of these causes.

Our participating studios will have a special "Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence" Section that will showcase the items that we hope will be sold so that a portion of these sales can be donated to these causes.

This special promotion will be going on for the entire month of October. At the end of the month all the sales will be tallied so that each guild studio will know the portion of the sales that they will donating.

There will also be a "Donate Now" button, here on our blog, for those of you who would like to donate to these very worthy causes without purchasing an item from our guild studios.

In conclusion, we of the Artfire Jewelry Design Jewelry Supply Guild, ask that you help make this a successful promotion.
Thanks for your help to support Breast Cancer Research and Domestic Violence Intervention Centers.