[Welcome] New Members for April 15, 2014

Please welcome our newest members…

Karen A Christians
Waltham, MA. USA

Hello! I am a jewelry teacher, photographer and author. I founded
Metalwerx, The School for Jewelry and the Metal Arts in Waltham, MA
in 1998. I developed the Hot Craft Studio for Jewelry at Artisanes
Asylum, a 40K sq ft maker space in Somerville, MA. A late bloomer, I
graduated with a BFA with Honors from the Massachusetts College of
Art in 1997. I love jewelry, embellishment and storytelling. I am
the author of Ganoksin’s Orchid Bench Series, “Making the Most of
Your Flex Shaft.” Currently, I am working on my second book,
“Jewelry of the Playa: Making, Collecting and Gifting at Burning M
an.” I live in Waltham, MA with my husband and two cats.

Odette Selva
London, UK

New to jewellery. Only 1 year of practice!!! Looking forward to
discover anything and everything about jewellery.

Interested in technic and design

Liz Ellis
Penzance, UK

Self taught and learning every day.

Maria Apostolopoulou
Athens, Greece. Greece

I was born in Athens, Greece in 1967. With a BA in stage design and
a long apprentiship next to a Greek painter learning sketching and
painting, I got involved in the world of gemstones and jewellery
during my glyptic studies next to the European master of glyptic
arts Nick Kielty-Labrinides.

I design jewels and engrave gemstones for Cosmochaos jewellery
design studio since 1994 while parallel I work as an independent
glyptic artist.

Through my work I explore the contemporary face of the ancient
intaglio type of glyptography and my vision is to contribute in the
rebirth of this almost forgotten form of art.

All these years I have exhibited my work in many international
jewellery fairs, in galleries and cultural foundations.

I also offer seminars of glyptography at Stemnitsa national
goldsmithery school, I am founding member of the Association of
Greek jewellery designers and full member of the Greek goldsmith
council. My glyptic collections are found at British museum since