I was born in Berlin and grew up in Germany. I lived in Italy for five years and consider it my second home. I’ve always liked to travel and have been in Tucson for 6 years.
Being surrounded by art in Europe inspired me a lot. I have always been creative and tried various mediums.
When I moved to Tucson, I went to the Gem and Mineral Show – and started making jewelry. After a couple of basic classes, I moved to books and the Internet to learn. I bead every day, always trying new techniques and materials and coming up with my own ideas. Especially I’m inspired by antique jewelry of the Romans and the Greeks. I also like Art Deco, the Edwardian Style or antique Russian styles.
I was a member of the Southern Arizona Arts Guild and its gallery for a couple of years. I’ve participated in a variety of shows in Tucson, I was showing at the Tubac Center of the Arts and at the Hugh Tabot Gallery in Tubac.
Unfortunately the gallery closed and because of Covid I decided to wait applying to other galleries.
Right now I’m selling my Jewelry on my Etsy page www.Etsy.com/shop/ChristelsArt and I attend some online auctions.