Each piece is created from color combining, mixed materials, and a design that comes from within. I enjoy making different styles and designs that appeal to a wide range of people. I am committed to producing high quality costume jewelry at reasonable prices.
Some of my techniques include bead stringing, japanese braiding, wire knitting, wire wrapping, knotting, beadwork on a loom, leather with beading using the ladder stitch, embellishing objects with beads/crystals/leather, and silk tassel making.
Christel's work is inspired by antique jewelry and combines multiple bead-weaving stitches.
Christel, who moved here from Germany five years ago has done some kind of artwork and crafts work all her life. Living in Tucson, the Gem Show sparked her creative fire and soon she was addicted to beadwork and the wonderful possibility of the beautiful weaving created with seed beads.
Creating her first pair of earrings at age 6, Julie Rose has been making and selling her handcrafted jewelry, gifts and accessories ever since. After time spent at a makeshift workbench,and a few basic courses, Julie studied Fine Arts at University of Colorado at Boulder (CU), and graduated from SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology/NYC with a Degree in Jewelry Arts. Her many accomplishments include selling her handcrafted works to department stores worldwide, seeing her accessories featured in major fashion magazines and participating in many trunk shows and personal appearances. She has also enjoyed teaching at the prestigious Parsons School of Design/NYC-Fashion Avenue Campus and volunteering with at risk youth to encourage them to explore and develop their creative spirit.
Karen Smith creates abstracts of all sorts, and each of her Pourz paintings are ready to hang in multiple directions so you can rotate them and discover new views. "Whatever colors and processes I use, the results combine pigment and natural forms in new and exciting ways."
As a classically trained fine artist, I was experimenting with different ways to portray the natural world around us here in the Sonoran desert. I saw a demonstration of 'pouring' at an art supply store and I raced home to try the process. Unlike other methods of painting, pouring captures both motion and magic, and I can manipulate the process to achieve what I seek. It is both challenging and rewarding, and the element of serendipity makes every day in my studio special!
My customers are my top priority! I provide a fun, colorful and playful environment for my clients to find perfect clothing items to fit into their Arizona, fun-in-the-sun lifestyle.
I've been doing shows since 1995 and LOVE the creative art scene of new and innovative ideas for handmade clothing!
Tubac Manos Gallery, Tubac art show, Harlow's Nursery (Chris Bubany), Jewell's Fine Art Shows and many more!
As an artist, we view things just a bit differently, and for me, definitely, a bit eschewed! Inspiration comes from many different sources. A line from a poem or a lyric are often at the forefront of creation. I have long been drawn to the female form, at times abstracting it, and at times, curating it like a precious vessel. Currently, I am working on a series visually related to fashion images, grounded with text that is both personal, and pertinent in today’s social climate. Navigating the social landscape is never easy, but sometimes it ignites a personal fire that revolutionizes your work. Ultimately, what we paint serves as a very personal narrative.
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