August 8, 2017

Featured Maker: Lisa Wallkam at JCL Wire Jewelry

Those who create jewelry sometimes choose only one medium to work with while others choose multiple mediums. Either way, we truly appreciate the amazing art that comes out of creating a jewelry piece whether it be metal stamping, wirework, chainmaile, beading or any of the other styles.

Though Lisa Wallkam from JCL Wire Jewelry focuses on wirework, she does sometimes add a personal touch by metal stamping initials, a name or a personal message. Check out some of her beautiful pieces - let's meet Lisa. 

I have always loved to create things whether it was drawing, painting, scrapbooking or photography. When my children were little I was looking for something I could do part time. That's when I took my first jewelry making class. The class focused mostly on stringing beads but it wasn’t until we started to work with wire that I truly got hooked on jewelry making. There are so many different techniques,  even some that date back thousands of years, such as the Egyptian Spiral Link.

I am a self taught jewelry artist and have learned what I know from books and online resources. I have been making jewelry for about 15 years. My favorite mediums to work with are wire and metal. I started by making jewelry for only myself and for friends. Eventually this led to selling jewelry at local craft fairs. 

In November 2015 I decided to open JCL Wire Jewelry on Etsy. Jewelry making is a highly competitive field with a lot of talented artists. One way to stick out from the rest is to offer personalized jewelry. This can be achieved by using metal stamps. This is a great way to customize jewelry by adding names, initials or a personal message.

My shop features wire wrapped jewelry in copper and sterling silver for both men and women. All jewelry and findings are entirely handcrafted. Custom orders are welcome.

Find more of Lisa's beautiful pieces at her Etsy store and follow her on social.


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