Thursday, November 3, 2011

Woot! Kristie Chijimatsu is in the house....

Kristie Chijimatsu, an amazingly talented metals artist (and teacher for my metals class), will be selling her beautiful sterling silver jewelry at the 3rd Annual N's Whims open house! Kristie is offering the earrings above for a door prize--you don't want to miss these! Kristie's jewelry is all hand made--with saws, files, fire, sweat and patience--something I really respect and value these days after dabbling in class!

Chijimatsu has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Society of North American Goldsmiths Endowment Scholarship–Honorable Mention, UW Haystack Fellowship, Albert Murray Fine Arts Education Grant, Ron D. Anderson Scholarship, Vilas Graduate Fellowship and the Edith L. Gilbertson Scholarship. Chijimatsu attended the UW–Madison and received a BFA degree in 1998. She pursued advanced degrees at the UW, concentrating in Jewelry/Art Metals. She graduated with a MA degree in 2001 and a MFA degree in 2004.

Not only is Kristie super talented, she is also tons of fun! Along with her jewelry, she will al
so be bringing her Arbonne products as she is a district manager for Arbonne. Time to stock up!

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