Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Top Posts of 2012

Well, happy new year! It's officially 2013 and we are still putting our heads together to come up with some new and fun ways to bring you more (and more!) Art Jewelry Elements - you'll be hearing about them over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, we thought it would be fun to take a look at Art Jewelry Elements' first year, and see what you guys found most interesting. In reverse order, the top five posts of 2012 were...

#5: Book Review and Giveaway-Irina's Inspirations for Jewelry

Jen Cameron reviews Kalmback Books' Irina's Inspirations for Jewelry and shows off earrings she made using some of the principles in the book.

Lantern Tassel Earrings

#4: The Price of Lampwork

Jen Cameron writes a thought-provoking post about pricing handmade work - in this case, lampwork beads.

#3: FiberWire and a Fiber Studio Tour

Karen Totten introduces us to FiberWire, an innovative wire and fiber product, and gives us a tour of her daughter's studi, where FiberWire is created.

#2: Polymer Clay Silverware Textured Beads

Rebecca Payne shares a fun and easy technique for texturing polymer clay beads using old silverware handles.

And the #1 post of 2012 was......

Art Jewelry Elements Debut

A quick introduction to the original AJE team when the blog launched last April. While some of the team members have changed in the eight months since we launched, the vision remains the same:
Our goal is to build a community of people who love art jewelry, love making art jewelry, who aspire to make art jewelry, and to those who just like looking at pretty pictures. We will focus on building your art jewelry business, getting published, challenging you to stretch yourself and flex that creative muscle, lots of tutorials, tool and product reviews, studio organization, giveaways, news, trends, and so much more.

We have so many exciting things planned for this year! We hope you'll come along for the ride - and on behalf of the entire AJE team, we wish you a very happy new year!

Until next time -


  1. I've enjoyed reading all the posts, and a guest spot on a reveal. This is one of my favorite blogs to read, and I love learning from you awesome folks!

  2. Wonderful first post of 2013 and re-cap of 2012. It's been a great year and quite an adventure starting this new blog. Thanks to Jennifer Cameron for getting the ball rolling and being such a great leader. And thanks to all of our amazing readers, we appreciate you so much!!

  3. What a great pool of talent! Happy New Year.


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