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More Amy Cousin Jewelry i new places

ACJ’s anniversary + my birthday = giving to get.

Thanks to everyone for all of the birthday wishes last week!

ACJ in person

I've been busy in my studio creating some new pieces, but I wanted to peek my head out to let you know that Amy Cousin Jewelry is going to be a vendor at the Twin Cities Social Justice Arts Festival on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 10am to 4pm. I'm super excited to participate in …

Amy Cousin’s Journey to Jewelry

Three Sisters Eclectic Arts

Amy Cousin is a new addition to Three Sisters Eclectic Arts this fall.  However, saying that she is a jewelry artist doesn’t really paint a clear picture of what you get when you look at or wear Amy’s jewelry.  She is an artist with healing intentions.  Healing herself through art and healing others through the power of gemstones.  I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Amy at a glorious Giese Memorial Library in Wyoming, MN and asked her about her “Journey to Jewelry.Amy Cousins1WM“My Journey to Jewelry is woven into my journey as a parent. When our first child was born, my husband encouraged me to get a “push gift” for myself ­ something special to commemorate our delivery. I chose a small silver­framed bottle pendant. I wore it all the time and kept my favorite fragrance oil in it.
I was constantly on the search for a…

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Art Perspective: Amy Cousin Jewelry

Thank you for the interview, Chandra!

cdyanndesigns

Absolutely love this artist and person – instant connection.

C Dyann: How did you get started with Amy Cousin Jewelry?

Amy Cousin: After the birth of our third child, I gifted myself a jewelry making class and tried my hand at wirework, pearl knotting, and bead stringing. The wire got me! I just loved the way you have to connect with it, respect it and work with it.
Around that same time, we opened our book and gift shop. I put the jewelry I made on display, and they sold pretty well. Then people started requesting custom pieces designed with gemstone energy connections in mind, which is an aspect of jewelry design that has always been important to me. So my jewelry really started out as a sideline item in our first shop in Minneapolis, MN. When we moved to South Carolina in 1999, we took the shop with…

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Never been this happy to wear an apron

Happy Monday! We're expecting at least twelve inches of snow today. Normally I would be ranting about winter too soon and such, but last week I won the Halstead Bead Inc Apron Challenge Giveaway, and that definitely trumps a rant about snow. Why am I just now writing about winning something last week? Pictures. Of me. Major reluctance going …

My Dream Studio vs Reality

...she was sure customers would like to see "where the magic happens". I smiled. The magic... what a nice thing to say. So here is a glimpse into my studio, sort of...