Memories Of Our Jewelry Artists – #CIJJewelryTrunkShow

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We spent the month of August strolling the virtual Christmas In July Jewelry Trunk Show! Since the CIJ team is worldwide we held a virtual #CIJJewelryTrunkShow right here on our blog!

The CIJ virtual Jewelry Trunk Show opened on Wednesday – August 17th, 2016 and closed on Friday – September 2nd, 2016. As I mentioned the team is international and we featured artists from many countries!

We wanted to include as many of our talented team members as possible! The participation was fantastic! Our team members are creative artists!

Each artist shared with us their jewelry, as well as a little bit about themselves. Please join me as we close our CIJ Jewelry Trunk Show! Watch for new opportunities in the future!

Here are the featured artists:

1. August 17th – MaribelleCampa / MaribelleCampaVirtual Jewelry Trunk Show
2. August 18th – Sheila and Shannon / BeadyEyedBirdVirtual Jewelry Trunk Show
3. August 19th – Amanda / TheRedLotusDesignsVirtual Jewelry Trunk Show
4. August 23rd – Diana Sian Crafts / DianaSianCraftsVirtual Jewelry Trunk Show
5. August 24th – Anisa Daud / QuiddityGiftsVirtual Jewelry Trunk Show
6. August 25th – Carol Braden-Williams / SilverTroveVirtual Jewelry Trunk Show
7. August 26th – Donna Schindler / TreasuresFromTheLakeVirtual Jewelry Trunk Show
8. August 30th – Dawn Whitehand / DeeDeeDeesignsVirtual Jewelry Trunk Show
9. August 31st – Holistichem / holistichemVirtual Jewelry Trunk Show
10. Septenber 1st – Linda B. / LinorStore / Virtual Jewelry Trunk Show
11. September 2nd – Katrina Beck / DonBiuSilver / Virtual Jewelry Trunk Show

A special thank you to the blog contributors who were the hosts of the CIJ virtual Jewelry Trunk Show!

Alicia of AliciasFindings
Catherine of DesignsByCnC
Dawn of DeeDeeDeesigns
Michelle of EviesToolEmporium
Opal of ApronStringsOwlLady
Sheila of BeadyEyedBird

Please use #CIJJewelryTrunkShow on social media as you visit our virtual Jewelry Trunk Show!

Thank you so much for joining us on our #CIJJewelryTrunkShow!


DonBiuSilver – #CIJJewelryTrunkShow

Contributor post by Opal of ApronStringsOwlLady

Virtual Jewelry Trunk Show – Katrina Beck from DonBiuSilver


1. Please introduce yourself! What is the name of your shop? What city and country do you live in?

Hello lovelies! My name is Katrina Beck, I’m a former model and wholesale rep from Vancouver, Canada. My life, family and studio are not in beautiful Bali where I feel like a mermaid everyday

2. Tell us the story of your work – what inspires you?

My husband is from the royal family of Bali and here ancient silversmithing techniques can still be found! Together with my two month old daughter and two other silversmiths we live in a beautiful commune by the sea. Our land is surrounded by huge banana trees and Don Biu actually means banana tree in Balinese. We love keeping ethnic traditions alive whilst blending them with our own unique sense of trends and style.

Here’s one of our designs:D

3. What is your creative process?

I meditate in a grass hut on our property before pulling out my sketchbook to draw our original designs. I find the place my head is in during this time best captures my imagination.

4. Where do your materials come from?

Our materials are ethically sourced from very few trusted distributors whom know my husband and I personally.

5. Do you take custom orders? 

Yes we offer free engraving and customization’s on every design. I would say that’s where over 30% of our business comes from.

6. What do you want us to know about you that is unique and innovative?

Every morning our studio goes through a spiritual cleansing. Offerings made by hand from woven palm leaves and flowers with rice are placed around our sources of water as well as air, the land  spirit and fire ( <- which is every table since we use fire to make jewelry) , one is also placed in the direction of the sea. A burning incense is placed on top of each and then droplets of holy water from Volcano Besaki and sprinkled on top. This process is essential to the was we create as is the energies of the studio.

Intro to Silver-smithing Video:

7. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: DonBiu
Instagram: DonBiu
Pinterest: DonBiu

Christmas In July Jewelry Trunk Show – #CIJJewelryTrunkShow

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We are getting excited for the Christmas In July Jewelry Trunk Show! Since the CIJ team is worldwide we are going to host a virtual Jewelry Trunk Show right here on our blog!CIJFacebookAvi

The virtual Jewelry Trunk Show begins on Wednesday – August 17th. As I mentioned the team is international and we are excited to share with you many talented artists from all over the world!

As a member of the CIJ team there is a way for you to get involved today before the fun begins on Wednesday. Please go to the CIJ forums and there is a thread that explains all the specifics! We want to include as many of our talented team members as possible! So far the following artists have submitted their work: MaribelleCampa, Sheila and Shannon, Amanda, Diana Sian Crafts, Anisa Daud, Carol Braden-Williams, Donna Schlinder, Dawn WhitehandHolistichemLinda B. and Katrina Beck. We’re looking for additional artists to join the jewelry trunk show!

If you are not a member of the team please feel free to join the team today! Otherwise you will have to wait until tomorrow to see what we have planned!

Please use #CIJJewelryTrunkShow on social media as you enjoy the virtual trunk show with us!

Want a sneak peek of one of the artists who is going to be featured? Maribelle Campa from MaribelleCampa lives in Puerto Rico! Come meet Maribelle tomorrow! Thank you Maribelle for participating!



So mark your calendars, invite your friends, and get ready to participate in a virtual Jewelry Trunk Show! A #CIJJewelryTrunkShow!