Katie Poterala


Our super-connected globe and its fluctuating resources have redefined for many what makes an item most valuable to them. What’s deemed “precious” is a matter of personal choice, but also often a function of how design and materials stand up against both actual time and the shortening waves of our attention spans.

Katie Poterala, a South Carolina artist, creates complex adornments that are both functional and an exploration of the preciousness of jewelry itself.   READ MORE

January 28th, 2014

Formia Design


A mother of two, Mia was looking for the perfect gift for her daughter’s preschool teacher. While recognizing that jewelry would be easy, she really wanted something that would demonstrate her daughter’s participation as well. So she asked her daughter to draw something for her teacher. Out came her preschooler’s fairly random scribbles, which Mia then decided to recreate, as exactly as possible, into a pair of sterling silver dangly earrings.  READ MORE

January 27th, 2014

Audra Zili


Lithuanian artist, Audra Zili has an online shop of unique textile jewelry created by layering twisted ribbons and taft, then holding it all together with beautiful beading.  READ MORE

January 27th, 2014

Suz Davis Studio


Suz Davis celebrates Halloween with a series of fun, childlike pieces full of both design flair and recycled bits and bobs. She sells her work on Etsy, all the while sidling around the midwest region of the US (“I’d like to eventually land in Oregon. That seems like home for some reason.”) in a “travel-ready camper” with her husband and son, Elijah.  READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

Joy Ude


Joy Ude is exploring. After initiating a smart entrance into the fashion world, working for companies such as G-Unit Clothing, Apple Bottoms by Nelly, Dockers and Levis, she has returned to get a Master’s degree in Fibers at the University of North Texas. She’s allowing herself to explore both externally, into the mechanics and tactile beginnings of fashion, but also internally as well. She’s bringing deep personal interests into her work now.  READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

Sydney Lynch


Sydney Lynch’s jewelry has incredible Feng Shui. I can visualize it as sculpture, huge pieces in the courtyard of an urban landscape; as a painting, perhaps, reminding us of natural balance even as it blends with hard angles. But then we wouldn’t be able to WEAR it. So I should just be grateful that the forms are available as lovely small gems. READ MORE

November 20th, 2013




While the hip photographs and couture cuffs would seem to speak of a young fashionista artisan, it turns out that the Etsy shop, Irregular Expressions, is actually the work of 63-year-old Sebahat Cetinkaya, a woman born in the countryside of Turkey and graduated from the Hacibektas School of Arts for Girls in 1967.  READ MORE

June 28th, 2013

Rapt in Maille



“With chainmaille, you really just have to dig in and experiment with the idea you have in your head, especially since weight and gravity play a major role.”   READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

Kali Butterfly





What once meant the difference between life and death on the Medieval battlefield is now turning heads in the art world.  READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

Walk in the Woods



As we move into glorious Spring, Artizen thought it the very best time to bring to you one of our long-time Facebook pals and amazing Renaissance woman, Rosemari Roast, who owns really what could be called several businesses, as Walk In The Woods, LLC.  READ MORE

June 26th, 2013




When I got bored with knitting and crochet, I taught myself to needle tat and began an incredible journey that took me from books marks and doilies to masks and ankle corsets and a vast array of pieces in between. READ MORE

June 26th, 2013

Double A Stitching



“Pretty much everybody in steampunk has goggles as their essential accessory,” J.P. said. A glasses wearer since he was 12, J.P. designed his goggles in response to the market’s lack of glasses-friendly models. According to him, most of the goggles out there do not fit over glasses comfortably.  READ MORE

June 25th, 2013

Kat Swank



“My sister had bought some jewelry,” Kat said, “And it was god-awful looking.  I took it apart and reworked it into bead charm necklaces for me and my sisters.  One of the doctors walked in and asked what I was making and I ended up selling him a necklace for $110.”  READ MORE

June 25th, 2013