[Welcome] New Members for March 10, 2010

Please welcome our newest members!

Diana Ferguson
Artemis Designs
Phoenix, AZ. USA


Precious metals, combined with intricate and time-consuming weaving
techniques, are the building blocks for my jewelry designs. Im a
personal adornment sculptor and create out of my home studio in
Phoenix, Arizona. With a background in art history and studio art,
I’m self-taught in jewelry making. I think of myself as a weaver,
more so than a bench jeweler. I participate in select juried events
throughout the year, primarily in the western and mid-western United
States. Ive been a full time artisan since 2007. My jewelry conveys
an ongoing fascination with the idea of transformation and how
objects of great beauty can begin with simple, even plain,
components. In my work, wire on the coil becomes transformed into
classic jewelry designs for women and men, using weave structures
that are ancient, contemporary or out of my imagination. In some
pieces, I let the beauty of the metal

and the complexity of the weave stand alone. In others, I
embellish"with a pendant Ive sculpted from fine silver, an inlaid
gemstone clasp or Swarovski pearls. The creation process begins with
sterling silver, 18k gold, 14k gold filled or copper wire, from which
I create links of different sizes. Using these links as the basis for
constructing the piece (hundreds can go into a single design) I
select a weave or weaves to use. Some weaves are round or tubular to
create dense chain; others are flat to create mesh. Once the weave is
complete, I may leave the metal in its natural state, or manipulate
it with oxidation or other surface finishing techniques. Finally, I
add embellishments and closures. While the weaves are time-consuming
and painstaking"you could call it a labor of love"the work is focused
and meditative, which is my joy. The end result is distinctive
personal adornment with wonderful tactile qualities and tremendous
visual intricacies.

Martin Rebane
GM Jewellery Design
Tallinn, Harju, Estonia


hello!!! I’m Jeweller from Estonia. in this business 14 years.we’r
making high-end jewelry. using CAD programs and 3D printing.