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, January 31, 2010

Featured Studio: SilverBirchDesigns

This week's featured Ajdjss Guild studio is "SilverBirchDesigns" aka Elizabeth. Elizabeth has had quite a lot of experience in designing jewelry. Her first attempt was when she was 11 years old when her grandmother gave her some of her "junk" jewelry and asked her to make pretty new things with them. Well, after this she was just plain "hooked".

"SilverBirchDesigns" is filled with many natural materials such as stone, bone, glass, silver, gold, and gold fill. Her interest in designing with many kinds of stones comes from her belief that they have "healing" qualities. She even provides her clients with information about the metaphysical/healing properties of the stones.

The different techniques of beadwork are also of great interest to Elizabeth. She has learned a number of techniques in this genre. She can do the right angle weave, African net, odd count peyote, even count peyote, brick, square and lazy stitches, spiral, tubular peyote, tubular brick, and herringbone. WOW, what an impressive repetoire of beading techniques!

Elizabeth also likes to do use other jewelry techniques in her creations. Among them are wire wrapping, braided stringing, and she likes to work with multiple strands.

Here are some lovely examples of the jewelry for sale in "SilverBirchStudtios":

Elizabeth shares her love of beading by teaching beading classes. She is in the process of putting together a lesson so that she can teach an on line class. How exciting that must be. Good luck Elizabeth and contact us when you have it completed. We can all benefit from learning some new beading techniques.
"SilverBirchDesigns" offers mostly one of a kind designs. However, the studio offers a less expensive line of stretch bracelets, wire rings, and earrings that are can be duplicated.
Custom designs are always welcomed here.
Elizabeth is a proud member of Self-Representing Artists in Jewelry Design and the International Jewelry Designers Guild.
Give yourself a treat and visit this wonderful studio filled with wonderful jewelry.
If you want to reach Elizabeth of "SilverBirchDesigns" simply contact her through her studio:


Ajdjss Guild said...

It is a pleasure visiting your wonderful studio.
A special thank you is in order for all the support you give our guild especially in the Artfire forums.

Haffina said...

A lovely artisan with great talent. Well worth visiting her studio.

Gravel Road Jewelry said...

A wonderful feature for a wonderful artisan!

Mountaindreamers said...

I liked your flights of fancey earrrings , nice color combo!

Amy Nicole/RubyMtnBeads said...

A wonderful feature on a truly talented designer! Thanks!

Bijoux Designs For You said...

Great interview! Also great to hear that you are sharing your talents by teaching others. All the best!

janzia said...

Beautiful work and an awesome feature! Everyone should check out her studio!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you so much for all of your kind words. I love the support that we get in this guild. You're all great people as well as terrific crafters. :D