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, February 20, 2011

Featured Studio: ShadowDogDesigns

This week the Ajdjss Guild is featuring "ShadowDogDesigns" aka Catherine.

ShadowDogDesigns is one of our Jewelry Design studios that showcases unique "one of a kind" handmade jewelry for the discriminating woman.
When visiting ShadowDogDesigns you will find designs made with semi-precious beads and stones, polymer clay pieces, sterling silver, Czech glass, Swarovski crystals, lampwork beads, and copper.

Catherine was bitten by the jewelry making bug about 11 years ago and has been selling at shows, home shows, galleries, and on line since then.

Nature is Catherines's muse--actually she says that she is a "self-professed" nature geek and really loves to create with nature's stones and metals.

Btw, the avatar above is not a picture of Catherine--it is of her lab/hound rescued dog that "shadows" her--because of her love for this dog 2 other rescued dogs she has named her shop and business to honor them.

Let's take some time now to look at the nature inspired creations showcased in "ShadowDogDesigns".

For the Ears:

For the Neck:

For the Wrists:

You are invited to leave a comment at the end of this article in support of "ShadowDogDesigns".
Please visit Catherine's studio to see all of these beautiful "one of a kind" designs here:
And you are also invited to see the designs showcased on flickr:


Ajdjss Guild said...

It has been a pleasant experience visiting your studio to see all of your love designs.
It is also very pleasant to have you as a member of the Ajdjss Guild.

MaturSuksema said...

Lovely, lovely items. And great photography!

Blissful Garden Beads said...

Beautiful store, I love the nice variety. Photography is wonderful also!

Weaverbird said...

Really pretty work - I love your choice of stones. And the photos are great!

Desert Rubble said...

Claps, waves, jumps up and down! Such a deserving artist to feature. Catherine has a genuine eye for combining colors, material, and balance of of patterns to get just the right amount of contrast.

Catherine said...

Thank you, everyone! What a fabulous surprise to stumble up to my computer with hot tea in hand and find this! It is a true honor! Thank you so very much!

Stacey said...

Totally agree! Beautiful jewelry and gorgeous photography! I love your choice of gemstone combinations.

KatsAllThat Artisan Jewelry said...

I love the wonderful bright colors in your pieces. Congratulations on being our featured studio. Off to promote!

JewelsOutofTime said...

Such AMAZING dedesigns and yet she has time to promote so many others. Yeah Catherine!

Elemental Dreams Natural Jewelry said...

Great Stuff!!! I love the blue, looks like peruvian opal bracelet, absolutely gorgeous..:-)

Lea Avroch said...

Such amazing designs! Beautiful work!

Kat BM said...

truly wonderful OOAK stuff ShadowDog!!

Creations With Heart said...

What fantastic creations! Just beautiful! I have to say that I LOVE your avatar and company name. Thank you for being a blessing in those dogs lives and giving them so much love! Hugs to you!
I wish you much success!
~Julie =]

janzia said...

Beautiful work. Love, love, love the amazonite bracelet with dolphin charm. Keep up the great works.

Il Mare Atelier said...

Fabulous work in this feature, gonna be sharing this!

Creative Treasures by Donna said...

Catherine, your work is beautiful! I loved looking at your shop. You really create from the heart and it shows in your work that you love what you do. That's awesome! :)

Caly's Jewelry Creations said...

Gorgeous pieces...! You are a very versatile and talented designer...!

PickleValentine VintageBeads said...

I love your work! It is so creative and eclectic! And I love your photography, too.