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, March 28, 2010

The Ajdjss Guild is "Charmed" This Week

This week the Ajdjss Guild is celebrating the many wonderful charms that are offered in our Jewelry Supply studios, as well as the lovely jewelry designs created with charms showcased in our Jewelry Design studios.

So, what exactly is a charm?
A charm is a small ornament that is often worn on a bracelet, necklace, brooch, or pair of earrings. Charms have been a worn since the early times of human history. In early times an interesting shape or colored stone would be picked up and then carried or worn as a talisman of protection or good luck.

The word charm connotes magical properties. Eventually small carvings out of stone, shell, ivory, or would were created. These trinkets (charms) were an important part of the spiritual world of people.

Over the ages charms have been created out of many different materials and have taken many forms. Charms of precious metals were most likely first made of gold and people adorned themselves with this precious metal. From simple shapes such as stars, hearts or crosses to intricate carvings of animals, shells or flowers, charms have a symbolic meaning for those who wear them.
Today charms are worn to express ourselves or commemorate special occasions and can still evoke strong feelings. Charms can represent our passions, interests and hobbies. Charms make wonderful, personal gifts and last for generations. Charms remind us of special people, places or events. A charm is a cherished gift to give or receive.

So, now without further ado here are some of the many charms that are showcased in our Jewelry Supply and Jewelry Design Studios:












These are just a few of the many wonderful charms and creations with charms from the Ajdjss guild studios. For more fabulous items please use the links on the right to visit the wonderful studios in the guild.
Btw, here are some some of the most popular charms and their meanings:
Dolphin- joy and fun

Butterfly- colorful life

Cross or Angel- blessed life

Dragonfly- good fortune

Elephant- cherished memories

Flower- blossoming love

Heart- true love

Key- happy home

Ladybug or Shamrock- good luck

Star- wishes granted

Rose- beauty

Owl- wisdom
You are invited to share a thought or 2 in the comments.
The Ajdjss Guild~Studios with unique and beautiful handmade jewelry and fabulous jewerly supplies~

(The info about charms was obtained on the internet)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Featured Studio: SWdesigns

Our featured guild studio this week is "SWdesigns" aka Stacey. "SWdesigns" is a studio that showcases a number of different styles of jewelry, each beautiful in on their own way.

Upon visiting "SWdesigns" you will find some classic looking pieces, some whimsical pieces, some funky looking pieces, and even some pieces in a 'Western Motif'. There is definitely a style for every taste in jewelry here.

Not only does one find different styles of jewelry in this wonderful studio but you will see a large variety of materials used as well. Stacey enjoys designing her jewelry with pearls, sparkling crystals, and lovely semi-precious stones.

Stacey has long been an avid crafter. Some of her crafting talents include sewing, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitching, and of course beading.

Her creations are all about color--classical colors and "off beat" colors too. This can easily seen when you view her beautiful pieces showcased in "SWdesigns".

Without further ado here are some of the fabulous jewelry showcased in"SWdesigns":

And finally I have to add that Stacey, although a fairly new member in our guild, has proven to be a very valuble "asset". She is there on the Artfire forums supporting fellow guild members and guild activities. She has already been tremendously generous by donating a pair of "Irish Green" earrings for our recent "For the Love of Green" contest. Stacey, you are most appreciated and I am so happy that you chose the Ajdjss Guild to join.

May you have many sales of your lovely jewelry.

Please take a few moments to visit http://SWdesigns.artfire.com to see for yourself the lovely designs on sale.

You are invited to leave a comment for Stacey at the end of this feature.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

"The Signs of Spring"

Can You Feel It? Can You Smell It?

The Ajdjss Guild celebrates the "Signs of Spring" in our Artfire Studios.
We have all kinds of great "Spring Like" supplies, lovely "Spring Like" handmade jewelry pieces, and other wonderful "Spring Like" items.

You are invited to celebrate the "Signs of Spring" with us by browsing through our studios through our Studio links at the right side of this page.

Here are some of the ways the Ajdjss Guild celebrates "Spring":

From "MinorDetails"

From "Bellota26"

From "DivaPixie"

From "BeadsbyHaffina"

From "MyFathersGifts"

From "Jewelled Trellis"

From "Jinx1764"

From "JSmaz"

Thanks for looking!
The Ajdjss Guild~Studios with unique and beautiful handmade jewelry and fabulous jewerly supplies~

Sunday, March 7, 2010

"For the Love of Green"--in honor of St. Patrick's Day

The Ajdjss Guild Announces "For the Love of Green"-In honor of St. Patrick's Day we are showcasing our green jewelry items and our green jewerly supplies.
Here are just a few of the "For the Love of Green" items being sold in our studios:

Green Chinese Crystal Teardrop Beads

Czech Glass Seahorse Earrings

Green Cameo Cabochon with Three Ladies

Jade Wire Wrapped Pendant

Peridot Swarovski Crystal Earrings

WinterBerry Dichroic Heart Necklace

Click on the links to our studios on the right for more wonderful green pieces of jewelry and supplies.


The Ajdjss Guild~ Studios with unique and beautiful handmade jewelry and fabulous jewelry supplies~