MEET THE MAKER

The stories of design artists

Our great big world of handmade jewelry is filled with skilled artisans creating their craft.

Take a peek into the world of the Makers.

MEET: Donna Millard

 Donna Millard is an Internationally known lampwork artist living in the northwoods area of Wisconsin. She has been working with various forms of glass for more than 25 years.   Tell us how you got started with lampworking? I got started in lampworking right...

MEET: Erin Prais-Hintz

 Erin Prais-Hintz creates one-of-a-kind pieces that capture emotions and reflect the personality, history and passions of their owners. Tell us a little about you and your business, how it came to be what it is today, where did it all begin? The name of my...

MEET: Marcia Dunne

 Tell us about yourself and how you became interested in creating jewellery?  I’m a mother to 2 beautiful daughter’s Fern and Heather and I live in the lovely county of Worcestershire. I’m never more than 5 minutes drive from a lovely bit of...

MEET: Robyn Cove

 How did you get into working with clay/ceramics?  I was 16 years old, studying Art & Design at College and we had a Ceramics class that was part of the course. As soon as I touched clay it seemed to make sense to me, as if some part of me already knew it and...

MEET: Melinda Orr

 What got you started in making jewelry? For 17 years I owned a Florist, Gift and Jewelry Store.  I remember buying stock jewelry and thinking…”I could do that!” and so the concept was born.  I started going to bead shows and recall one of my...

MEET: Linda Younkman

 Tell us about yourself and how you became interested in designing jewelry? Living in Dublin Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, I am married and have three grown children. In March I will become a grandparent for the first time and eagerly await this event. After...

MEET: Ema Kilroy

 Where and when did it all begin for Ema K Designs? It all started with hearts. I had been dabbling in making jewelry for a couple of years. I was a big fan of Swarovski crystals in my jewelry designs and I loved weaving them into bracelets. I’m also a huge fan...

MEET: Moriah Betterly

 Where did the name Blumudd come from? I wanted to name the company Blue Water Clay because I live in Sunny Florida, just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico.  AT the time I was setting up my business, that name was already taken.  So I had to start playing around...

MEET: Lea Avroch

 How long have you been a flameworker? I took a beginner lampwork (flamework) class in 2006 and never looked back. I was SO in love with the whole process, first wonky beads & all. There were no local glass studios, and still aren’t, so I went and looked into...

MEET: Heather Powers

    Could you tell our readers a little about the history of Humblebeads? I started playing with polymer when I was in art school in the early 90’s and there was only one book on the subject! Without a lot of direction with the new medium, I just...

MEET: Claire Lockwood

 

Claire Lockwood is a jewelry designer/bead maker from Somerset in the UK. When making her own beads she works with polymer clay and incorporates some of these beads into her jewelry designs as well as using a wide range of artisan beads from other designers too.

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