Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Artisan Group is proud to announce this week's Artist Spotlight feature is one of our talented jewelry members, Judit Blumenfrucht!
Judit B Jewelry
We caught up with Judit and asked her a few questions about her unique jewelry line, and her experiences so far working with TAG. Here's what she said:
- Tell us a little bit about your shoppe. It is difficult to describe my shoppe as it began as a dream in a suitcase and has somehow grown and grown into a multifaceted business. I designed a range of jewelry twenty years ago and two years ago revisited my dream and brought them for judging to a major Arts and Crafts show in Jerusalem and then to a major London Jewelry Exhibition IJL. To my amazement they were accepted to both and I have not looked back since! I just don't seem to be able to stop designing new pieces so only a few are available on Etsy, Facebook, etc.
- What is your favorite product in your shoppe and why? As far as my favourite product is concerned this is a difficult one. My trademark is my square ring but my favourite of all is two rings which, when worn together, look like a flower. I really love the whole "flower" range which also comprises two pendants and a pair of earrings. Somehow the element of surprise when people put the two pieces together and they make up a flower is what makes them so special to me. They are fun jewelry, aesthetic, and a conversation piece too!
- When you're not handcrafting your unique jewelry line, what are your hobbies? Since I started this business, I rarely have time to stop but when I do I love to entertain friends and family, preparing artistic gourmet food feasts and having the company to enjoy them with. I will hopefully share this and other tips on how to get housework and cooking done fast so we can all have time to enjoy life more (learned through several episodes of being paralyzed when younger through back trauma)... in the form of a book I started as a wedding gift to my daughter just before my jewelry business took off.
- What do you like best about The Artisan Group? It is impossible to say what I like best about The Artisan Group. It is an amazing group of wonderful individuals who constantly astound me with their talent and caring. It is led with efficiency and initiative and I am constantly amazed that, despite the immense growth of the group, each person is an individual and gets the personal touch. For me personally, I am learning two important lessons: 1) It's OK to shout about what I do and report on newspaper articles and websites that feature me and my brand and, 2) with The Artisan Group I am never alone. Not only amazing opportunities like the Emmys, the Golden Globes and the Oscars and more, but also the support of a community of like-minded people. Unbelievable!
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