Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Featured Artist Crystel Cabrera of CCDesigns Jewelry

AAE Glass wants to introduce you to Crystel Cabrera of CCDesigns Jewelry.  Crystel is highly inspired by nature in Florida.  She makes her own rules and that is something we admire.  Here is more about Crystel and her beautiful glass jewelry.
 LIVING IN FLORIDA, I find nature to be my constant inspiration, from the colors of the ocean and its tropical surroundings to the golden brilliance of the sun. I like unusual colors and designs and love creating one of a kind pieces. Embellishments and unique findings add playfulness and excitement to my pieces. I love all of my creations and it is sometimes hard to part with them, if you are buying one I hope you love it as much as I do.
FLORIDA JEWELRY DESIGNER, CRYSTEL CABRERA built her career in glass fusing by following her own set of rules.  With a commitment to remain true to her vision it has allowed her the ability to change with the times while keeping her designs pure.
Born in Delaware, Crystel 
spent her childhood surrounded 
by musicians and artists. Her biggest influence was her grandmother, who introduced her to sewing and art.
With aspirations to be an artist and a love for art it laid the foundation for creativity and inspiration, which is evident in her designs.
Attending the ART INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA for graphic design in 1982, she moved to Florida to pursue a career in design. Working in the publishing industry as a Creative Director, she was again surrounded by other creative individuals who motivated her to open her own graphic design business.
While successful for many years in graphic design, it was time for Crystel’s next chapter, getting back to her artistic roots.  After exploring many mediums of art, she stumbled upon glass fusing while vacationing in Key West. Intrigued by the process of fusing glass by melting it at high temperatures in 
a kiln, Crystel was hooked.
Inspired by Florida’s natural surroundings, Crystel works 
with different types of glass combinations to achieve unique, brilliantly colored art to wear. From necklaces and bracelets, to earrings and pendants, each piece of art is individually hand-crafted to create her one-of-a-kind signature pieces.

1 comment:

  1. does anyone have ideas about making rings with glass? I have some beautiful, small pieces that would be perfect ring size. However, the only rings I can find look really cheap.