Featured Artists

See examples of the finest work in jewelry crafting with Interweave's featured jewelry artists department. Our team has built lasting relationships with many of the jewelry making world's best makers, many of which offer project downloads, DVDs, videos, workshops, books and more to help you craft like a pro. Interweave's featured jewelry artists include Helen Driggs, Lexi Erickson, Susan Lenart Kazmer and Bill Fretz's Workshop. All of these artisans have their own special niches and strengths, and they're happy to pass along their favorite tips and product suggestions in these excellent jewelry resources.

We highly recommend exploring products and resources by Bill Fretz's Workshop. Founded by expert metalworker and artisan Bill Fretz, these workshops utilize the artist's top-quality hammers and stakes to craft signature metal jewelry and designs. Trust Fretz if you're looking to hone your forming, forging, planishing, hammering and setting techniques. We also highly recommend exploring options from crafter Helen Driggs, who produces the ultra-popular Jewelry Maker's Field Guide that provides you with essential tools and techniques to help you catapult your jewelry making business or hobby to new heights.

Those who love unique, natural and out-of-the-box designs will certainly want to peruse our products by featured artist Lexi Erickson. This crafter is known for her line of "archaeologica" jewelry, which includes earthy, natural and organic jewelry designs made with museum-quality components. Lastly, be sure to explore ideas and inspiration by Susan Lenart Kazmer, an acclaimed mixed-media artist who has shown work at the Smithsonian and other top galleries. Erickson will guide you through new and traditional jewelry techniques, including enameling, metalworking and more. Make sure to stop by Interweave often to get the best tips, articles, projects and inspiration by the jewelry world's most taste-making crafters.

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