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Do you love Jewelry?

Me too. You might say, I’m a jewelry evangelist. I have a passion for teaching others, so much that I built the school, Metalwerx and then the Artisan’s Asylum Jewelry Studio. I teach workshops all over the US. What will you find here on my blog? Look for cool stories of jewelry and tips, photography, cooking, jewelry fabrication, travel and books. This blog is about what makes me tick and the cool stuff that’s out in the world.

Update #7: THE LONG ROAD TOWARDS HOME

WHERE JEWELRY IS GIFTED

Many of you will head to the Playa this summer from as close as Reno and as far away as Brisbane. I will miss you this year as we hunker down and assemble the mass of photos we have collected. You will drive into Gerlach, NV and take the last turn onto the dust. Hundreds of signs will guide you towards Burning Man and OZ awaits with music and wearable art. Citizens will gift other Citizens jewelry in the simple act of making and giving with no expectations.


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THE CLOCK IS TICKING

As I write this, there are 21 hours to go on our Kickstarter. This has been the fastest month I have ever experienced. Thank you to those who have written with your woots and your encouragement. You have inspired all of us. Soon the business of a book will begin, ISBN numbers to obtain and the nuts and bolts of creating a book. Jewelry is the LEAVE A TRACE in a LEAVE NO TRACE event. Help us get the last round of books printed. Every dollar helps, every dollar will print more books and show the world what some of us get to experience every year.

BEAUTIFUL WORK

Tonight's pendant is one of my favorite. Handmade with love. 

 With Love and Gratitude,

Karen

Update #7: THE LONG ROAD TOWARDS HOME

WHERE JEWELRY IS GIFTED

Many of you will head to the Playa this summer from as close as Reno and as far away as Brisbane. I will miss you this year as we hunker down and assemble the mass of photos we have collected. You will drive into Gerlach, NV and take the last turn onto the dust. Hundreds of signs will guide you towards Burning Man and OZ awaits with music and wearable art. Citizens will gift other Citizens jewelry in the simple act of making and giving with no expectations.

 THE CLOCK IS TICKING

As I write this, there are 21 hours to go on our Kickstarter. This has been the fastest month I have ever experienced. Thank you to those who have written with your woots and your encouragement. You have inspired all of us. Soon the business of a book will begin, ISBN numbers to obtain and the nuts and bolts of creating a book. Jewelry is the LEAVE A TRACE in a LEAVE NO TRACE event. Help us get the last round of books printed. Every dollar helps, every dollar will print more books and show the world what some of us get to experience every year.

BEAUTIFUL WORK

Tonight's pendant is one of my favorite. Handmade with love. 

 With Love and Gratitude,

Karen

Update #6: LAST CHANCE FOR SWAG AND A BOOK

HOME STRETCH

We are heading towards the finish line. 3 DAYS LEFT and your last chance for pendants and a book. There are still options to own Jewelry of the Playa for $40. It's not over yet and every little bit allows us to print a few more books. 

Getting married soon? How about a diamond? Our final reward tier will allow you to have a conflict free, lab grown faceted 1/4kt diamond in fire red from the collected ashes of the Temple or the Man from years 2006-2013. Imagine, the energy of Burning Man on your hand. The rarest diamond you will ever find.  I'll even set it for you. 


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 MESSAGES FROM MUNIFICENT BACKERS

YOU have made my day...every day. Reading supportive messages that land in my mailbox by the hour, has brought a tear to my eye. Thank you all for your support. I am DEEPLY grateful for your stories of the playa. LadyBee, George and myself are thrilled to find new work outside of the collection which we are adding to the book. Why did I decide to write a book about jewelry? A piece from the jewelry of Burning Man said it all.

One of our students from Oasis 47 contacted me, excited to have found this book after embellishing a pendant in our tent. Thought you would like to see a picture of us in our teaching tent.

AND WHILE RUNNING A KICKSTARTER...

Another book landed in my mailbox. Support for our book comes from another running their project. I'm pleased to support Caleb Prochnow: Design Unscripted by 

Over 25 artists have joined forces to share an art book with a fun, fresh, and diverse collection of visual development!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1498141884/design-unscripted-a-diverse-collection-of-concept

With love and gratitude,

Karen