Monday, October 13, 2014

Artist Feature: Chelsea McKee

Chelsea McKee is a glass artist specializing in lampwork glass beads and jewelry. She works from a studio located in the back of the Rivendell Bookstore in downtown Abilene, KS. Chelsea has been doing lampwork for about six years, creating a wide variety of pieces ranging from individual beads and pendants to finished sets of jewelry.

Chelsea enjoys working with glass because it gives a great range of color and form to work with. This will be her first year at the BizBaz, and she's excited to share her work.

More of Chelsea's work can be found online in her Etsy shop or on Facebook

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Artist Feature: Bill Collins

Bill Collins works with sterling silver, gold, and precious stones.  He began making jewelry in junior high and started winning awards in high school (including a national award!).  He graduated from KU in the metalsmithing department and went to work as a designer in Carmel Valley, CA. 

Bill eventually started his own business, creating pieces in a studio from start to finish.  Some of his creations include prairie inspired pieces and this will be his third year at the BizBaz. Find Bill's work online on Etsy or Facebook.