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.

The People of Jewelry of the Playa: George Post

George Post is the co-author and photographer for the book.

George Post   
George Post

A freelance photographer, writer, and teacher, George Post has made photography his lifelong passion. George is one of the premier photographers of fine arts, crafts and jewelry in the US. After a life-changing expedition to Burning Man in 1979, he published a book on it in 2012 called “Dancing with the Playa Messiah,” containing photos spanning the period from 1991 to 2011. George has returned to Black Rock City every year since then to photograph the people, art, fire, and the magical desert light that make Burning Man a unique world-class event.

The People of Jewelry of the Playa: Christine Kristen aka LadyBee

LadyBee is a co-author of the book and is helping make it possible by sharing her huge personal collection of Burning Man jewelery.

Lady Bee   
Lady Bee

Lady Bee is a former sculptor and jeweler turned art curator and facilitator. She worked as Art Curator for Burning Man from 1999 through 2008, and currently manages their art collection and helps with the Archives. She first went to Burning Man in 1995, and was attracted to the art, created in a community-based, collaborative and interactive environment existing outside the mainstream art world. She began collecting playa jewelry in 1996 and now has its largest existing archive.

Jewelry of the Playa Kickstarter #3: Past the Halfway Mark!

Over 50% Funded

A flurry of recent backer activity has pushed us well over 50% funded! We are now up to $8,355 with 93 amazing, talented, lovely, intelligent, wonderful backers! 
I am off to the SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) Conference this weekend in Minneapolis. While there, I will learn more about metal smithing and jewelry techniques and share this project with other jewelers. I will also get a chance to meet with Rich Youmans, Chief Communications Officer and Publisher of MJSA. Rich is interested in talking about me, my book, and the makerspace Artisan's Asylum I am actively involved in.

Love and Gratitude,

Karen Christians