CHRISTINA M. LEE
I enjoy creating beautiful, elegant art jewelry out of all different elements: glass, precious metals and clay. I love creating beautiful things for myself, and for you to wear and enjoy, each piece of jewelry is handcrafted by myself here in my studio, and each piece is a one-of-a-kind, thus it becomes: “ELEGANT ART YOU CAN WEAR.”
I started working with precious metals (gold and silver) and stained glass in college in the mid 1980’s, when I majored in Jewelry Design. I enjoyed working in those mediums for several years. Then I took a glass fusing and slumping class and became fascinated with the effects of fusing multiple pieces of glass together. In August of 2004 I taught myself lampworking, (glass bead making, the melting of glass under a torch and shaping the molten glass into a bead). My husband laughingly says we have a foundry (4 kilns and multiple torches).
In this photo I am showing my just finished handcrafted glass beads before they
have been removed from the rods, to customers at Lee Shore Gallery in the
Village of the Arts, at the Village Studio Tours.
In the spring of 2006 I learned silk painting and added hand painted, original design, silk scarves to my handcrafted creations. I loving painting the silks, it is fun and fascinating. I have painted a few silk garments for myself also and would like to delve into some more in the future.
In 2009 I returned to needle arts after a 25 year sabbatical. I am again enjoying creating lovely garments by knitting and crocheting, mostly crochet. I have been branching out into designing my own garments, writing and publishing my own crochet patterns the past few years (check my blog posts for my free patterns). I have also started creating Free Form Crochet (crocheting without a pattern, creating as you go using different textures/thicknesses of yarns). Recently I have started learning yarn spinning and weaving.
I currently lead a weekly knitting and crochet group on Sunday nights locally, which is open to the public. Come join us and learn for Free! If your interested in learning to knit, crochet or loom knit I would love to teach you. If you already know how and would like to gather with other needle artists for a fun evening, please contact me (all types of needle/fabric artists are welcome). You can also find more info on our group Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitting-Crochet-Friends/158099504222763
Center top, me crocheting an afghan for my Granddaughter, Danyelle, which
was a high school graduation gift for her. Bottom right Bobbie making a scarf
on the Knifty Knitter loom. Bottom left Carol knitting a shawl in one of our
Knitting & Crochet Friends meetings.