Jude Wroblewski

Jude Wroblewski

Design Idea E317

Jude Wroblewski

Project E51U

Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
Grants Pass, Oregon

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
Inspirations come from everywhere! I have a hard time cleaning my studio because as I pick up things I see another possibility.

I am the creative lady behind Tinker's Creations. What is Tinker's Creations?

The dictionary defines tinker as a wondering mender of household utensils, a gypsy; and that is just how my life has been. However, throughout all of my life travels, experiences, and life lessons; art has been a major focus. My art experience began in school while growing up in the Chicago area, and has continued on through the University of Hawaii, and now in rural Southern Oregon.

I have been using my creative imagination to create unique pieces of jewelry. I combine gemstones, glass, polymer clay in a contemporary use of macramé, kumihimo braiding, and other mixed medias.

I like to think I have a productive over imagination!

What medium do you work with mostly?
In the past I have favored micro-macramé and kumihimo. However, since I have been lucky enough to work at Fire Mountain Gems®, I have been introduced to many different materials and styles. I love them all.

Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making?
Art has always been a major focus in my life, and jewelry design has become part of my art.

Where and How do you sell your jewelry?
I enjoy the selling at Artisan Fairs. The personal interaction is important feedback on my pieces. It is also fun. I found the web took away from my creative time.

View all of Jude's designs in the Gallery of Designs.

What inspired you to donate your bead(s) to Circle of Hope?

Honoring Pam: A co-worker whom struggled with breast cancer for many years and finally lost the fight.