Get to Know Fine Art Resin

PRESS RELEASE JAN 2019
In 2008 Velina Glass founded Art Jewelry Online - Artful Jeweler. This store sold the work of several artists from the Baltimore Art Jewelry community. The rapid growth of her business and the increased demands on her time led to her hiatus from Etsy and turned her attention to the work of other artists. After 10 years in operation as the leading online retailer that focused exclusively on Art Jewelry Velina decided to close the multi-artist store and focus on her own resin work. Since then her skills as an artist, teacher, and a writer have grown exponentially. As a result, she has closed all stores except her Etsy store. Etsy was her first store and will continue to be her first love!

The decision to change direction did not come easily, however, the need to balance work and home required dramatic changes in her life. She welcomes you to shop her Etsy store, meet her as she judges the jewelry section at the Suncoast Arts Fair, attend one of her classes sponsored by the Tampa Museum of Art or read her next article in Metalsmith Magazine Tech - Pushing the Boundaries of Powder Coat Painting.

BIOGRAPHY
Velina Glass holds a BBA from Temple University, an MBA from LaSalle University and a Jewelry Certification from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work experience spans over two decades as a healthcare executive with firms such as Kaiser Permanente and Cigna Healthcare. In 2004, she left the healthcare industry to focus on a career in the arts.

Often recognized as one of the top Resin Artists in the country, Velina’s own work has been featured in numerous editions of Art Jewelry magazine, in 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs: A Groundbreaking Survey of a Modern Material by Lark Books and on the cover of the Maryland Institute College of Art catalog. In addition, she has taught courses at the Tampa Museum of Art and the Gemcutter Guild of America. She has been a contributing writer for Metalsmith, Art Jewelry, Facet, and Polymer Clay Express magazines, and she has participated in many fine craft shows over the years, most notably the Baltimore and Atlantic American Craft Council show, Velvet Di Vinci Plastics show and Artscape.