Hi everyone! I wasn't sure whether I should write our initial "Meet and Greet" or whether we should introduce ourselves in our own postings so I thought I would break the ice and write the first one about Angie of Angie Kelly Designs.
I've admired Angie's work since I first visited her shop. She's a remarkably talented (and surprisingly self taught) jewelry artist. I say surprising because I'm the proud owner of a pair of her gorgeous earrings and her work is perfection.
I loved recently reading her profile again and was reminded how she first got into jewelry designing - nothing better than a purpose driven start. ;-) Angie had broken a beloved necklace and was determined to fix it. What started out as a desire not loose something precious quickly turned into a passion and not surprisingly her coworkers gobbled up her new creations. Angie's work evolved over the four years she's been designing through numerous classes, research and in her own words "practice, practice, practice".
I'm sure you'll all agree with me that Angie's use of colors, textures and designs are absolutely exquisite. From her selection of materials such as crystals and natural gem stones to her use of colored metals, Angie has an innate talent in jewelry arts that makes this designer say "I've got to have those".