Thursday, August 11, 2011

Jet of the Day- Marcie Jane Designs


From Hobby to Career

When I started beading as a hobby in 2000, I remember how excited I was just to look at glass beads and mysterious gemstones. Today I have turned that hobby into a career. My summers are busy creating and selling my work at Art Festivals and other small town events.  I have built a wonderful customer base in Southern MN and surrounding areas, and those customer and new friend relationships are what makes all the hard work so rewarding.

My passion has shifted to metalworking and I am now designing with precious metal clay, riveting brass and copper, fusing fine silver and soldering sterling and copper metals. The opportunities and designs are endless and I have only begun to learn and experiment. I am thrilled each day to pick up a lump of clay or piece of copper to see where it will lead me.  I have taken several classes, but there is so much more to learn and I love soaking up new information. When I am strolling Art Festivals, Art Galleries or Esty shops, I am blown away by the talent and amazing beauty artists can create. 



In this day and age of instant gratification, have it now and have it cheap, it is refreshing to know that people still appreciate handcrafted jewelry and that artists a still willing to push the envelope to create new techniques and mediums.


Thank you for reading and Buy Handmade!

14 comments :

Beadsme said...

Wonderful Marcia. And that first pic is my fave. I love that design, beautiful.

Erika Price said...

Your work is beautiful, Marcie! And your stall looks very stylish!!!!

Andrea Stevens said...

I'm just at the beginning of my new venture in metal working and your designs are so inspiring! LOVE them!

DG Jewelry Designs said...

I just love Marcie's metalworking. Working with PMC is on my 'bucket list'.

JillreOzmay said...

Such a great post. Thank you for sharing. Warm fuzzy :)

Crystal Impressions said...

gorgeous pieces.....

SendingLoveGallery said...

great post Marcie, love your work!

Duchess said...

Great post, beautiful pieces

Tracy said...

stunning pieces. its hard not to drool over the goodies in marcie's shop! love your designs!

Made By Tammy said...

Fantastic feature and jewelry! I love this new direction your jewelry shop is taking - amazing.

jemsbyjb said...

Just love the beautiful designs in this shop. Such craftsmanship and detail.

Michele said...

Marcie has such warm and rustic pieces, hard to choose one favorite!!

trentongal said...

Great creations, thanks for sharing your great handmade jewelry!

cooljewelrydesign said...

Marcie--love your work--maybe it just resonates well with me, but I feel like you have evolved in a magical sort of way...organic, earthy, lovely works of art....and your craft fair booth is very appealing!