Cameron Johnson – CJ’s Sea Shop

My journey with jewelry started when I was young. I can remember making friendship bracelets, wire bracelets from wire that I got from my dad’s work truck (he worked for a telephone company), and seed bead necklaces. I did not make too much jewelry as an adult, until I found myself laid off from my job. I now see this as a blessing in disguise – I would not have been able to get back into it like I have now! I started out beading, like many people do. I loved beading, but I wanted to learn more, so I took Metals classes at the community college in our town. Through the classes and lots of trial and error, I am able to make the pieces I am today! While I still love to add beads to accent certain pieces, I mostly enamel and make pieces using metalsmithing techniques.

I like to focus on color. In the majority of my pieces, I always start with trying to figure out how to best accent the color of each piece, whether it is a piece of sea glass, a pretty stone, or an enamel color. Lately I have been combining enamel with sea glass and stones. I love contrasting the stones with enamel!

All of my metal jewelry is hand sawn, hand stamped, and hand finished – I do not use pre-made blanks on any of my pieces.

Amy Grant – Art In Bloom – Gallery Deenie Dowell – Mosaics Unleashed – Mosaics Jill Jackson – SeaSpray Watercolors Soul Anchor – Adelia Spivey SuSue Studio – Sue Konkol Needle & Thread Studio – Marianne Donohue Bitsy Crawford – 2 Chicks With Scents Taylor Monroe – TayTangle Designs Heather Talton – Nico Blue Sara Westermark Jewelry June Druchunas & Lois Wallace – Victorian Magpie Hannah Lee – An American Metalsmith Lauren Rogers – Lauren Rogers Ceramics Doug Dupuis – Decaying Dougs Photos Horace Long – The Bearded Heart Heather Thornton – Patina Queen Jeffrey Karnes Photography Linda Callison – Out of Chaos Kristen Dorsey – LaLoba Amy McNabb -Mommy’s E-E Baking Lisa Blackmon – Age of Alchemy Sara Toothman – Cosmic Art By Sara Linda Flynn – Linda Flynn Art Jameka Purdie – Alter Ego Designs Dalanee Bianchi – Artisan Clay Flowers Cameron Johnson – CJ’s Sea Shop Debi Lancaster – D Lancaster Art Christopher Diaz-Raluco Notion Tracey Walton – Tracey Lenn’s Studio Laura Kalina – Mossy Fox Studio Jennifer DeMary – Kritter Couture & More Emily Walter – Walter Pottery Kristy McKnight – JK Castaway Jenn Maksymiak – JEMS of the SEA Scott Seifer – Woodcraft by Scott Diana Welte – By The Beach Studio Jonathon Hendershott – Surfboard Tables & More Jessica Miller – THINKBIG DESIGNS Peter Beckley – Coastal Focus Art Lauren Jones – Home Body Field Goods Jody Tucker – Jodylou Creations Kelly Smith – Botanic Synergy LLC Nancy Sandy – Sandy Studio Sally Jo Eagon – Seaweaves Debra Pagliughi – DP Fine Art Claudia Bustamante – Lativa Accents & Art Genna Lee Brooks Addie Jo Bannerman Brian Evans – Evans Studio Ryan Albanese – Loggerhead Woodworks Rileigh Wilkins – Rye Naturals Alessandro Cagiati – Vicious Circle Studio Linda Lee – The Card Corner Kelly Sweitzer – The Peppermill Shop Mike Bryand – Bryand Gallery Joanna Frye – Soul and Sea Studio Ronald Williams – Ronald Williams Art Alyssa James – Abstract Aquarium Art