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Hello! I'm a beginner jewelry maker currently focused on sterling silver/ copper wire wrapped jewelry. This is mostly just a hobby, but I'd eventually like to make enough pieces to sell in local crafts fairs or potentially online. I'm wondering what kind of safety requirements need to be met to do this? For example, I know there are certain regulations regarding lead content in adult/children's jewelry that need to be met. As a beginning artist, how does one show that I'm using safe materials?…See More
Do you consider yourself a professional, student or emerging artist. Are you a gallery, school, organization or guild?
Emerging Artist, Student
In what area of the metal arts do you work?
Tell us about your education.
Part time classes , 8 so far, and lots of reading and experimenting, taking more classes in Greece for now. I want to try many areas of the metal arts.
My first lesson was actually in grade 6! thanks to our school art club, the teacher helped us make enamelled copper jewellery! I still have some of that, and it was the beginning for me :)
Share some of your career highlights or goals.
So far I can't say i have a career, but some friends have bought some of my designs. I am moving from Greece to Vancouver in a few months, I hope to get started there.
Havent heard from you for a bit so I was just wondering how are things? Right now everything is seeming to evolve around the olympic games coming to Vancouver this February. The city is already considering road closures starting as soon as November. There will also be no go zones which will keep the public from the dignitaries and athletes. The metals scene or specificly the jewellery scene in Vancouver and the surrounding area is still holding strong. It can be patchy meaning that different areas of the GVRD are doing better than others. GVRD means Greater Vancouver Regional District. I am quite busy in the studio workshop in Langley and it seems to be getting busier. I think that once you move here it will not take you long to break into the metals scene. There are two good groups in Vancouver that you might want to make contact with. I'll give you their websites. www.circle craft .net and www. craftcouncilbc.ca
I'm sorry I did not respond to your request earlier. I am always on this site as magadmin and not under my own page! When are you moving to Vancouver? I am sure we have members out there that could tell you about the metal scene in that part of the country.
I would love to see some of your work posted to the site, we are going to start featuring various artists who do interesting work and are always looking for fresh perspectives.