I love jewelry…which woman doesn’t, right? I especially love handcrafted jewelry. I am so fortunate to have a friend who makes the most unique jewelry and why I love her jewelry even more!! It’s at a price I can afford.
Let me introduce you to my friend, Aprilee, the creative genius behind Artisan Jewelry Studios. I purchased some jewelry from her as gifts for others but mostly for me. I always look forward to mail after I purchase because they are always gift wrapped or packaged so beautifully and I can’t wait to see my surprise!!! There is often a gift with purchase—it’s like Christmas every time you purchase jewelry from Aprilee at Artistry Jewelry Studios.
Here are some of her beautifully designed creations:
I am proud to call her my friend and I’d love for you to get to know her too. Here’s Aprilee’s bio:
I’m Aprilee Lawson, the creator behind Artistry Jewelry Studios. I grew up in Maryland. The only girl, raised with an older & younger brother. I was always creative and loved working with my hands. So much that I went to Trade School and became a Certified Carpenter! I was such a good, hard worker that whenever a new guy wanted to apply for a job, my boss would point to me and say "If you can keep-up with her, you've got a job." I only witnessed one guy getting the job! LOL!
When I was in high school I became very interested in working with pastels. I loved them for their "blendability". I hadn't done any work with my hands for some time. When my friend signed-up for a Jewelry Construction Class and didn't want to go alone, I signed up with her. I was actually very reluctant to go. I quickly began developing skills and thursting for more. I began devoting myself to learning all I could about different mediums and techniques. Within the first few classes, I was working with jewelry at home. As time progressed, I was asked to take-over teaching the class. I love researching and learning new things, so jewelry seems to be my perfect "fit".
Jewelry is more than a chain draped around one's neck. It has defined one's class, ethnicity, hopes and dreams, seemingly forever. I am caught-up in all jewelry was, is and can be. Jewelry has redefined who I am as a person, and what I stand for! I have just begun blogging about the history of jewelry! Follow my blog and have fun learning! I always do! I am getting ready to expand my accessories to include crochet collars (yes, I also crochet) and vintage-style millinery hats, headbands, etc. You never know what I'll be doing next!
Treat yourself to some of Aprilee’s treasures. You’ll be glad you did. Visit her sites and blog often for her specials and sales. You can find Aprilee and her wonderful creations at the following online locations: