Jewelry

Chelsea Rudie

Maple Grove MN

www.etsy.com/shop/chelsearudiemade

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© Chelsea Rudie

© Chelsea Rudie

My creative journey with alcohol inks began with my mother. Always the artist, my mother spent the recent years refining her painting skills, and delving into the world of alcohol inks. She created beautiful things, and was beginning to experience success in local art fairs and a local gallery space. 

The inks and other materials sitting unused felt wrong and sad. Art should be made, shared, and loved with these, I thought. So, I took some materials to my home, and gave it a whirl. I loved how the inks appeared alive, and moved on the ceramic tiles. The vibrant colors made me smile, and watching them spread of their own will was mesmerizing.

I have since learned to manipulate the inks using an airbrush and isopropyl alcohol to encourage movement in specific ways. I enjoy designing stencils to create works with negative space and create balance between solid white or black and the vibrancy and depths of colors. I use a variety of substrates to showcase the inks in novel ways.

Ann Aas

Chanhassen MN

www.annmadeinminnesota.com

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© Ann Aas

© Ann Aas

I love playing with fire and unpredictable and endless possibilities of glass fused to metal. I begin with hand cut or stamped copper or brass. Some shapes require punching, pinching or fold forming to prepare them for enameling. I use a mapp gas torch and the immersion method to fuse the glass to the metal. Each piece is heated with the torch and then dipped in the crushed glass. This process is repeated 4-12 times depending on the size of the piece. A variety of techniques are used to add surface interest. Some are finished with a coarse glass called frit, some have ceramic decals fused into the surface while others are finished with an enamel silk screen. Hand painting is used to create multi color designs. I use riveting, wire wrapping and knotting to finish my pieces. My pieces include earrings, bracelets pendants and statement necklaces 

Shandor Madjar

Colorado Springs CO

www.Artsilver.com

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© Shandor Madjar

© Shandor Madjar

I like to view myself as a multi-skilled jewellery Artist specialising in Wax Sculpting, Metal-smithing, & the application of Mechanical Engineering to Jewelry. For 23 years I have enjoyed creating clever ways of “Movement”. Whether it’s a turning wheel, flower petal spinning, multi hinged clasp system for Arthritic Fingers or Multiform Pendant that can be worn five different ways, I enjoy the challenge of creating different mechanical wearable works of art.
My Concepts include: Sterling Silver & 14k Gold Multifunctional Dynamic Designs that can be worn Multiple Ways. Pendants that become Rings, Kinetic Wearable Sculpture, Rings that open or change diameter size for Arthritic Fingers
.The Process of "Lost Wax Casting" is the primary way of creating my work. I first start with the most difficult part, the Concept/Idea. Then moving onto Drawings, Wax carving and Sculpting. Then "Lost Wax Casting", Soldering Hinges, Stone Setting, & finishing with Final Polishing

Kristin Wornson

Skipping Lilies
Minneapolis, MN
2018 booth #4

www.skippinglilies.com

I have a love of wild things and wild places, and a desire to exhibit the beauty that exists there. I make jewelry using plant material I’ve collected as my primary design element, and glass as the other component. I explore jewelry as 2-dimensional, rather than sculptural, and find limitless possibilities for design using nothing but the plants I have scavenged. With a background in biology, I see pendants as tiny canvases – within which I represent minute images of spectacularly intricate living things, in simple, but elegant design. The designs play off the color and texture of glass, maintaining the subtle and quiet beauty of the plants and flowers I showcase. Much of what I collect is headed for the mower, tiny flowers and weeds that for most of their lives go completely unnoticed. These same trodden plants take on a life of staggering beauty when given the opportunity to be examined. I hope they encourage a closer look.

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Sally Phillips

Indianapolis, IN
2018 booth #49
 

I use heavy gauge 14kt gold filled and solid sterling silver metals in my wirewrapped bracelets, earrings, rings, pendants and cuffs. Each piece is made one at a time. They are given a hand application of patina, is buffed, burnished then given a final polish. Thee look is classic and timeless and is meant to be worn every day. My jewelry goes well with casual as well as more formal attire.

© Sally Phillips

© Sally Phillips

Linda Banning

LB Originals
Minneapolis, MN
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© Linda Banning

© Linda Banning

www.lboriginalsstainedglass.com

I was raised in Wisconsin along the beautiful St. Croix River. At the University of Wisconsin,     I studied art and earned my Bachelor’s degree. Because of my longing for creative expression, I started working in stained glass in 2000 while living in St. Paul, MN. I was drawn to this medium because of the play of light and color and the use of line and texture. I began creating one-of–a-kind abstract window pieces. 

Each type of glass I use brings its own uniqueness and depth to the work. I use stained glass for variety in color and texture and started using bottle glass in 2007 after my local glass recycling program ended. I had a personal mission to save some bottles from the landfill. Plus, finding bottles with interesting enameled or embossed graphics is so much fun! So much fun that in 2016, I started incorporating aluminum cans and opened up a whole new world of possibilities!

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I personally design and hand-craft each piece of jewelry. The glass is hand cut and ground smooth to shape and size. Stained glass is wrapped in copper foil and soldered. Bottles are ground smooth and drilled to affix findings. By cold-working the bottles, I’m able to retain the original graphics and natural curve. I hope you enjoy my work!

Jan Raven

Wausau, WI

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www.janraven.com

My creative process is driven primarily by my need to create patterns and texture with wire, and much of my focus remains with the timeless spiral shape. My work is created by using 14 karat gold-fill and Argentium silver, a patented, tarnish-resistant alloy of sterling silver. The silver is fused and forged in some designs, and all shaping is done by hand or with the aid of small hand tools. Elements of each design are woven together by hand with small-gauge wire. Necklace chains are woven entirely by hand with long lengths of wire; the weaving technique itself dates to the Viking era. The techniques I use are historically based or are derived from textile work. All components are made by me.

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Barbara Hamberg

Desert Snow Designs

Albert Lea, MN

www.desertsnowdesigns.com

2018 booth #59

Color is what truly enlivens me and I use it gleefully in my art. I coil, bend, twist, flatten and form wire, which once began simply straight, along with hammering and texturing sterling silver. I also use semiprecious and precious stones, copper, anodized aluminum, crystal, and lampwork glass.

 

© Barbara Hamberg

© Barbara Hamberg

Julie Johnson

Feat of Clay

Blaine, MN

www.feat-of-clay.com

2018 booth #90

I create, using polymer clay, wearable art–not just jewelry! I adapt to color & fashion trends beyond the limitations of most other jewelry artists. My jewelry is functional, fun, trendy-one-of-a-kind. It is unique, hand-made, created one piece at a time with love & finished with great care. Wherever possible it is signed. Years of master-level training & experience enable me to create intriguing shapes (some with kinetic movement), incorporate interesting & unusual findings to create one-of-a-kind items of wearable art. My work demonstrates a high-level of proficiency with surface techniques. My work expresses a passion for originality & color – especially color! I custom-blend my colors for every project. I frequently incorporate my original art into a design. Repeat buyers come to my booth, often wearing a piece they purchased previously. I’m so appreciative of their support & they personally challenge me to stretch my horizons & continue my exploration of the medium.

 

 

© Julie Johnson

© Julie Johnson

Annette Wilson

Artful Romp Studio

Maplewood, MN

https://www.artfulrompstudio.com

2018 booth #120A

Hand Made Sterling Silver Jewelry, primarily necklaces & earrings. Many pieces have stones, some have other interesting materials such as photos, buttons, copper, shells, etc. Techniques: soldering, texturing (hammer or rolling mill), hand sawing & forming, press forming & cutting.

 

© Annette Wilson

© Annette Wilson

Lisa Williams

Algonquin, IL

lisawilliamsjewelry.com

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© Lisa Williams

© Lisa Williams

My work encompasses all aspects of jewelry making. Each piece is a unique hand fabricated design from silver flat sheet and wire with emphasis on comfort of wearability and elegance. To manipulate the metal, I employ an array of techniques, including hammering, hollowware, rollprinting, marriage of metals, etching, and tool fabrication. My designs boast an urban flair characterized by delicate and intricate textures.
I derive my inspiration for textures, shapes, lines and patterns from simple details that surround us everyday and everywhere. My studio is filled with natural elements I have collected over the years. Among my greatest sources of inspiration is a box of “ metal things,” including scrap, as well as my own experimental designs, in various stages, which I save and use to spark imagination and evolution. 

Cindy Mae Swee

Dakota Mae Design

Minneapolis, MN

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Color, rhythm, balance, pleasing proportions, the natural world, and just about anything, can inspire me to create.
My love of gemstones began during my childhood while hunting for agates and thomsonites on north shore of Lake Superior.In the 1970’s I became hooked on glass beads as well, and started collecting vintage and unusual beads in the U.S.A., Europe and the Far East. 
I also make my own lampworked beads with Italian glass and enhance them with 22K gold and fine silver leaf, dichroic glass and encasing. I find making shapes and mixing colors to be very seductive.
Combining these creations with quality gemstones; sterling silver, copper and brass I’ve hammered, torched and stamped; Swarovski crystal; 14K gold and a variety of unique treasures and glass beads from my vast collection is rewarding. I am thrilled and finished with a piece when the design is beautiful, in addition to being wearable and timeless.

When designing I focus on color, balance, wearability, elegance and fun!

I am thrilled and finished with a piece when the design is beautiful in addition to being comfortable, wearable, and timeless.

 

 

© Cindy Mae Swee

© Cindy Mae Swee