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, April 18, 2010

Featured Studio: "GlassandWireGems"

Our featured studio this week is "Glass and Wire Gems" aka Donna. "Glass and Wire Gems" is the perfect name for this Artfire Studio. It is filled with wonderful handcrafted lampwork and dichroic glass and also wire wrapped pieces.
Donna has been creating with glass for quite a number of years.
Originally she dabbled with making stain glass. However, in 2007 a friend "introduced" her to the process of fused art glass and wire wrapping and she was hooked. Donna finds great joy in cutting and shaping glass pieces and then placing them in her kiln. She gets a real "kick" out of the beautiful results. Sometimes she likes to embellish her pieces by wire wrapping.
At first Donna made pieces for family and friends as gifts. But she was strongly encouraged to actually sell her work to others.
So, now she has her handcrafted pieces on consignment in local shops and she opened "Glass and Wire Gems" on Artfire.
It is said that a true jewelry artisan is one that actually makes the pieces used for the creation of jewelry---So, Donna is a true Jewelry Artisan.

Now let's get a taste of some of the wonderful items showcased in "Glass and Wire Gems":




Art Glass and Wire Wrapped Pendants---




Jewelry: Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, and Rings---



Men's Cufflinks---


Accessories: Keychains, Bookmarks, and Bottle Stoppers---

"Glass and Wire Gems" is certainly a studio with a great variety of lovely handcrafted things.
Kudos to you Donna on your artisan skills and creativity. It is a visual delight to look upon all the pieces you have created.
I must also include a special thank you to Donna for being so supportive to our members on the artfire forums. And, along with being supportive you have been kind, helpful, and quite pleasant. You are definitely an asset to our guild.
You are invited to visit "Glass and Wire Gems" to see with your own eyes a visual pleasure.
You are also invited to make a comment in support of Donna at the end of this feature.
Have any questions for Donna? Please contact her through her studio: http://glassandwiregems.artfire.com/

7 comments:

Ajdjss Guild said...

Donna your workmanship is lovely--you are a very talented artisan.
You are also a wonderful person to have around.
ttyl, margo

Stacey said...

Your jewelry is beautiful - gorgeous colors and very unique. Great to see men's items also.

La Bella Luna Jewelry said...

So many lovely creations in this shop! A must see...

janzia said...

Donna - Your work is beautiful. Wishing you lots of traffic and sales.

Jaycee Carmel said...

These are gorgeous, Donna - you're awesomely talented!
Joni
Jaycee Carmel Jewelry

Creative Treasures by Donna said...

Your work is awesome Donna! You can tell you work from the heart, love it!

libertydoll said...

I really love looking at her work. She has a lovely talent and her photo's seem to pick up on every exquisite detail!