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...
Jen Cameron reviews Kalmback Books' Irina's Inspirations for Jewelry and shows off earrings she made using some of the principles in the book.
Jen Cameron writes a thought-provoking post about pricing handmade work - in this case, lampwork beads.
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.
Rebecca Payne shares a fun and easy technique for texturing polymer clay beads using old silverware handles.
And the #1 post of 2012 was......
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 -