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 10, 2011

Featured: jstinson

This week's guild studio feature is for "jstinson" aka Joni. The jewelry showcased in this wonderful jewelry design studio is a combination of traditional Native American techniques with contemporary elements, colors, and materials. Joni, who is Creek and Cherokee, says that each piece that she creates is symbolic and exemplifies her passion for her nation and her art. Btw, the actual name of this studio is "Ghi-Goo-ie-Designs. This was one of her ancestor's names which means "sweet heart". Joni, has quite an accomplished background. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, as well as a Licenced Medical Nutrition Therapist. Joni also teaches beading at Blue Earth Intertribal School of Native American Studies in Omaha, Neveda. She has the distinction of being invited by the United States Department of Interior to participate in their National Park Service's "Artist in Residence" program. WooHoo for you girl! Her wonderful ethnic creations are sold at Pow Wows, Craft Shows, Galleries, and on-line. This is a very busy and accomplished lady, indeed! This guild studio is full of beautiful jewelry and a number of other of Joni's artistic endeavors. You are invited to take a personal Spirit Journey through Ghi-Goo-ie Designs, but before you do here are some of the wonderful creations found there. Necklaces: Bracelets:


Other Special Creations--Hair Jewelry, a Cherokee Dream Catcher, and Key Holder

Please take a moment write a comment in support of this wonderful and unique guild studio.


Ajdjss Guild said...

Hey Joni-
Iam totally in awe of all your personal accomplishments--
your beading techniques are fabulous--you are one very patient gal, for sure. LOL
ttyl, margo :o)

jstinson said...

Margo, I am not usually at a loss for words, but this notification blew me away! I am thrilled and honored. Thank you and all the talented members of our Guild for this feature. I am humbled. Mvto and Wado (Thank you in Creek and Cherokee)!

Caly's Jewelry Creations said...

You are very talented..! Your work is unique and gorgeous...!

PickleValentine VintageBeads said...

Joni-Your work is fabulous. I could spend all day in your studio. ~~~ Libby

vikotas said...

A deserving bestowed upon you, Joni

Kat BM said...

wow, amazing jewelry!!!

The Gemmed Giraffe said...

You have some extremely beautiful pieces of work in your shop. Great craftsmanship.

jstinson said...

Caly, Pickle, Vikotas,Kat and Gemmed Giraffe....mvto and wado (Thank you in Creek and Cherokee)for your kind words. I am humbled and so appreciative. You know how to give a gal an ego boost for sure!

Stacey said...

Joni, your jewelry is stunning! So much detail and beautiful color combinations! Your work and shop are amazing!

PussDaddy said...

She's awesome.


Desert Rubble said...

Beautiful and amazing work!

Tristan said...

Wow! nice bands..

lehenga choli

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