Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Joella Miller - Always Wired Bead Lady!

Joella Miller - Always Wired Bead Lady

Joella Miller is the talented jewelry artist and designer behind AlwaysWiredBeadLady located in Brodhead, WI. Joella is also my friend and a valued member of our online Artisan family called eSMArts.

I met Joella a year ago and was immediately drawn in amazement toward her intricate chainmaille designs. Joella has mastered a vast array of artisan jewelry making techniques. Her lovely wire wrapping and chainmaille creations are crisp, modern and truly timeless. This artist enjoys custom work so contact Joella directly to have your unique design statement project started today.

Joella Miller - Always Wired Bead Lady
Joella's handcrafted jewelry creations are pieces of lasting beauty that have received wide acclaim and recognition. Joella has recently been accepted to appear at WisCon 33's Art Show being held in Madison, WI May 23, 24 and 25. WisCon is a premier feminist SciFi convention that only accepts 40 artists in their popular Art Show!

Copper Romanov bracelet with red swarovski crystals by Joella Miller

Joella will also be appearing this summer (every Saturday morning) at the Dane County Farmer's Market. This premier farmer's market has a special section for arts and will run all summer long. So be sure to make a point of dropping by Joella's Always Wired Bead Lady booth this season!

Joella Miller - Always Wired Bead Lady

There is more background information on this artist and a sneak peek into what's new at her studio on her blog:

Joella Miller - Always Wired Bead Lady

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Solid Copper Bracelet

mens/unisex solid copper bracelet by Gahooletree

It appears Easter is already upon me and I intend to use this weekend to get caught up on a few outstanding projects for my cyber family. I've been working on this solid copper bracelet for my brother who I promised this to back in November. I hope he likes it.

mens/unisex solid copper bracelet by Gahooletree

I haven't worked off all of this item's handmade charm :) as you can tell from the pictures. This solid copper bracelet can still be polished quite a bit more. It could also be engraved or hand embellished and tooled with a variety of designs.

mens/unisex solid copper bracelet by Gahooletree

I had my local Metals Supermarket order in tiles of thick solid copper for this project and so far I'm pleased with the results. I don't usually work in copper for jewelry so this project has been very interesting.

But I'm quite glad to have gone through this process, as I know a few other guys who will want me to make something similar for them too!

until next time,
~Anna Lee

Friday, April 3, 2009

I was featured on the Jewelry Report

The good news tonight is that my GahooleTree shop was totally reactivated after Etsy removed it by mistake a few days ago! hooray!!!

A really exciting thing that I couldn't report until tonight because my site had unexpectedly disappeared :( is that earlier this week one of my GahooleTree items was featured here at The Jewelry Report blog:

If you're a friend, teammate, fan, jewelry designer, artisan or reader, please take two minutes to visit this blog venue and post a brief comment there (comments don't have to relate to this feature or my jewelry either!). Thanks so much for your support and participation in the growing Jewelry Report
blog community...
~Anna Lee H.