Saturday, September 29, 2012

New AJE Contributors

A couple weeks ago I put out a call for component makers and jewelry designers whose work contains a large percentage of handmade components. I received several emails and I want to thank everyone who inquired (and if I haven't thanked you personally in email yet, I apologize, and I will soon. It's been a crazy couple weeks but that is not a good excuse).

If you are interested in being a future AJE contributor or don't want to commit but would like the additional web presence, I highly encourage you to contact me (Jen) at jennifer.glassaddictions(at) about guest blogging opportunities.

In the meantime, I would like to introduce you to the new AJE contributors as you will start seeing them post this coming week. Please browse their blogs, get acquainted with them (if you aren't already). I am super excited to have a fresh infusion of insight and creativity that these lovely ladies will provide all of us.

AJE is going international with team member Lesley Watt. Lesley is also known as The Gossiping Goddess, and she creates gorgeous bronze components. I was super lucky paired with Lesley for the last bead soup blog party. She also designs jewelry using components in addition to other art beads.

Bronze leaf connectors by Lesley Watt 

Next up is mixed media artist and jewelry designer extraordinaire Jenny Davies-Reazor. Jenny creates these wonderful ceramic pendants with the majority of her inspiration comes from nature and mythology. 

Wise Owl Ceramic pendant by Jenny Davies-Reazor

Francesca Watson has taken to banging the heck out of metal and the results are nothing short of amazing in her jewelry designs. You will love her writing style and her photos. 

Fold formed ammonite necklace by Francesca Watson

Melissa Meman enamels beads and does a lot of wire and metal work in her jewelry designs. I love that she calls her line of enameled components "melismatic morsels"

Bracelet by Melissa Meman

Susan Kennedy is a fellow lampwork artist. I am in awe of her ability to get several beads of the same exact size and shape, which is definitely not in my skill set. 

Sparkle mini beads by Susan Kennedy

Last but not least is Linda Landig. Linda designs jewelry using a big dose of handmade components and I think you will adore her as much as we all do. She has several online shops, but I found these darling earrings in her etsy shop.
Copper Earrings by Linda Landig

Have a great weekend and see you back here tomorrow for the September component of the month reveal.

-Jen Cameron


  1. Wow! Each and every artist you have added is spectacular.

  2. What lovely work from the new contributors! I can't wait to see more from them!

  3. So happy to be a part of this delightful group of creative souls!

  4. Wonderful batch of contributors, for sure! Great choices!

  5. This is an exciting line-up, and I look forward to reading the reflections each artist will be sharing!

  6. What a great line up of talent! Added to the talent already here, I wish I was a part of it! :)

  7. Very glad to be a part of this - thank you ladies.

  8. Wonderful new contributors! Can't wait to hear from them on this blog

  9. Thank you so much! This will be fun!

  10. Looking forward to hearing and seeing from the new contributors!


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