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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.

Jewelry of the Playa Kickstarter Update #2: Week 1

Week 1

Wow, what a first week! The show of support has been amazing. We have raised $5,760 via 74 backers. That is 33% in just seven short days. The Kickstarter is going great, but it isn't over yet, we still need to raise that last two thirds. So tell your friends to check out this project. We still have a lot of great rewards and early bird specials still available.

Progress

For the last week, I have watched Tweets, Shares, Likes and Enthusiasm. Kickstarter just added this project to their Favorites. Yay! Once George and LadyBee landed back in California, they have been busy reaching out and finding undiscovered jewelry. Our jewelry archive is picking up speed with submissions of fabulous work.

 See the live submissions at http://karenchristians.com/index.php/playa-jewel or even better submit your own!

You can also follow this project at 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlayaJewel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cleverwerx

Get Involved

Jewelry of the Playa isn’t just a book, it is a living archive of meaningful gifts from the playa. Do you have a story or a cool piece of jewelry from Burning Man, if so, we would like to hear from you! We are accepting submissions for the book until JULY 1, 2014. Visit http://karenchristians.com/index.php/playa-jewel/playa-jewel-submission to upload your own story and photo, or here http://karenchristians.com/ to learn more about the whole project.

Love,

Karen Christians

Jewelry of the Playa Kickstarter Update #1: The Launch

The Launch

What a wonderful Kickstarter launch! What a beginning! We have raised $3,635 since our Friday kickoff party at Artisan’s Asylum. This makes the project 24% funded in only a few short days. The evening hosted three great lectures from all of the authors and a sampling of the jewelry for all to see in person.

Progress

This past weekend, George, LadyBee, and myself traveled to Martha’s Vineyard to talk about the project. Ok, there was some hiking, long lazy meals with a lot of good wine and engaging stories in between. We all bonded and are very excited about the future of this project. 

Thank You!

I would like to thank all of those who have already donated, your early support and belief in this project is very moving and I fully appreciate it. I would like to personally recognize Sumner Silverman who has donated at the $1000 level!

Get Involved!

Jewelry of the Playa isn’t just a book, it is a living archive of meaningful gifts from the playa. Do you have a story or a cool piece of jewelry from Burning Man, if so, we would like to hear from you! We are accepting submissions for the book until JULY 1, 2014.

Sincerely, 

Karen Christians

Jewelry of the Playa Kickstarter

I am very excited to announce that I will soon be launching a Kickstarter to help fund the creation of The Jewelry of the Playa. The Jewelry of the Playa is a collection of meaningful gifts: a coffee table book exploring the jewelry, and its stories, at Burning Man. I will be working on the book with Christine Kristen (LadyBee) and George Post. Both very versatile and talented individuals I am excited to collaborate with.

The Kickstarter will go live at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1683116430/jewelry-of-the-playa on the eve of Friday the 11th of April. If you live in the Boston MA area, you are invited to come to our launch party! There will plenty of snacks and drinks as well as talks given by myself, George, and Christine.

I hope to see you all there!

Karen Christians