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, June 13, 2010

Featured: Ctbydonna

This week the Ajdjss Guild is pleased to feature "Ctbydonna" or "Creative Treasures" aka Donna.
This is a studio with designs that have a little romance, femininity, and rustic charm about them.
Donna is a true artisan. She is both a jewelry designer and a metal smith.
Ten years ago she began making jewelry as a hobby and as a strategy for stress relief. Donna says, " My day job can be very stressful at times, and pounding on a piece of wire in the evening seems to make things better".
(I'm so glad to hear that she's not pounding on her head :o) LOL ).

Anyway, after a time making jewelry became more than a hobby for her, it actually became a passion--as many us well know.
Some of Donna's favorite materials for her creations are wire ( sterling silver and copper), gemstones, crystals, and all kinds of beads.
This jewelry artisan really loves what she does and has a strong desire to create "exquisite pieces" that can be worn and enjoyed for a lifetime. Donna's strong creating spirit comes straight from of her heart.
Donna comes from the beautiful state of Arizona where the beautiful Rockie Mountains, Grand Canyon, and desert are strong influences for her south western designs.

With all that said let's take a look at some of the fabulous pieces that are showcased in "Ctybydonna":

Don't you just love all the fabulous wire work?

Hey, there's alot more to feast your eyes on so get over and spend a few minutes visiting:

And don't forget to leave a comment for Donna about her studio...


Ajdjss Guild said...

Hey Donna,
I enjoyed visiting your studio--your jewelry is lovely--I especially like all your wire wrapped pieces.
ttyl, margo :o)

Creative Treasures by Donna said...

Thank you so much Margo! I feel honored to be in the spot light this week! There are so many talented ladies in this group. We all do what we love, don't we? Now if I could only figure out a way to quit my day job! :)

Anonymous said...

WOW Donna - your work is just as amazing as always. All the best for many sales of your gorgeous creations.

Love ya


Gravel Road Jewelry said...

Absolutely beautiful ... great work Donna! :)

La Bella Luna Jewelry said...

I LOVE the wirework! Especially those pins!

Jeweljunke's Stash said...

Beautiful work. Love the wire wrapping.

Creative Treasures by Donna said...

Thank you ladies! You are all so awesome! Appreciate it!

Stacey said...

Your jewelry is lovely ! The turquoise pieces are outstanding - you're a very talented lady!

Caly's Jewelry Creations said...

I love your wire work...!!! Very talented..!!! You are very inspiring..!

Creations With Heart said...

What fantastic creations!! LOVE the wire work especially! But everything is gorgeous! Keep on pounding that hammer! It does wonders for you! =]
Here's to continued success on your journey!
~Julie ❤

Veganosaurus said...

Great feature! I love Donna's creations. She is not only a talented artist but also a lovely person. :)

janzia said...


Just wanted to say that I really admire your work. You have awesome talent!


Jeni said...

Your work is beautiful Donna! Lovely wire wrapping. :)

Silverbirch Designs said...

What lovely jewelry! I especially love the copper leaf earrings on the first page of your studio. The Jasper bracelet on the last page is another favorite. The Jasper looks like Mookaite, which I'm fond of. Keep up the great work, Donna!