My name is BJ (short for Bonnie Jean), and I am an Artisan Jeweler and sole-owner, designer and creator of one-of-a-kind necklace and earrings sets as listed in my shop, Adornments by BJ. I have been creating jewelry for about 15 years and actively listing and selling for the past 12 years.
My jewelry collection represents my passion for designing and creating unique pieces of wearable art. Jewelry is an art form and Artisan Jewelers, defined in different ways but described as the creators of artisan objects often seen only in craft-villages or from small vendors (and in present day, online shops). Artisan Jewelers show up at folk fairs and art shows because artisan products are those made in small or single amounts rather than en masses, and are skillfully made with an emphasis on function and quality ingredients. You won’t find artisan products in big stores and catalogues because those business models do not fit what artisans do. Unlike art jewelry, artisan jewelry is jewelry which emphasizes the hand-craftsmanship needed to produce functional, wearable decorative jewelry. As a lover of nature, I prefer using materials that come from the earth ~ gemstones, crystals, wood, pearls, shells and even fossils. I also use fused glass beautiful pendants and love to peruse Antique shops for vintage, unique brooches or pendants. One of my featured artistic endeavors has been creating Chinese knotted necklaces using satin and braided cord. Unique embellishments are part of many of my designs used for complementing the other components of a jewelry set. All handcrafted ~ all one-of-a-kind, my necklace sets will be a reflection of a patron's impeccable taste.
It's all about the need to immerse myself in creating designs which will provide a patron with a style of their own as well as enhancing their wardrobe, their beauty and as a result, personify their individuality.
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- After Midnight Swarovski Necklace
- Beaded Herringbone Turquoise Picasso Necklace with Boulder Opal Pendant
- Turquoise/copper Heart
- Amulet for bringing light in your life
- Pearls & Silver
- Fuschia Shell Necklace
- Green/Copper Multi-strand Pendant Necklace
- Why We LOVE Jewelry-Making
- Jewelers.Community Gazette - Issue 2.02 (February 2016)