Sometime a while back I was introduced to Andrea Glick.
Being introduced to someone isn’t anything unusual in itself.
However, the person I met was indeed unusual.
Andrea is unusual because she is unapologetically quirky, fun and so talented…and it also should be noted
that she is a devote lover of cats.
All animals really, but especially cats.
She even flew from La Crosse, Wisconsin to New York to save a cat from being euthanized!
How is that for devoted?!
But everything she does, she does with that same selfless devotion, from loving her many cats, to caring about her friends, to making her jewelry.
And that’s why today I am spotlighting her here on our Artists United art blog.
Recently I was doing a mini interview with Andrea and I just had to ask her how her jewelry making began because she is so skilled at it. I wanted to know the history of her passion for crafting. She laughed and told me that it originally started with her making those Macaroni necklaces way back when she was in middle school.
She had a touch of pride when she reflected on that her mom still has one of those necklaces from so long ago.
But what really kicked off her desire to make beautiful jewelery was her trip to overseas as an exchange student.
Thinking back she says, “I decided to start making jewelry after I got back from Brazil (I was an exchange student) because of the BEAUTIFUL and STUNNING wire-work they make there.”
Okay, you’re good at wire-work but “what do you really love to play with and create?” I ask her.
“Gemstone beads! I love the feel of stone. And blending stones with freshwater pearls is a recurring theme you’ll see throughout my shop.”
Speaking of shops, Andrea has a wonderful Artfire shop that I would be remiss to not mention here.
She named it Zenith Jade Creations…cool huh?!
And she wants me to let everyone know that she loves to do custom orders however they must be paid in full before she will order the necessities to complete the order.
Orders can take up to a month to complete, especially if she’s bead-looming.
Andrea has been published in “Rubbish” by Kate Shoup for her recycled stamp brooches.
So make sure you check out her shop to see some of her brooches!
As I mentioned before, Andrea has a cat-loving home, but she insures that her creations don’t arrive to you with
her furry friends’ fur.
So if you are in the market for some unusually beautiful jewelry made by an equally unusually beautiful person than I urge you to shop my friend’s store.
I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.
The link to shop her online store is: