Aziza Browne has been making jewelry since she was a little girl. Not only does she love making it, she also loves wearing it! Aziza has always loved making beads and began making beads from polymer clay and designing jewelry with those first few clay beads when she was about 8 or 9 years old. She says, “I think I’ve always been a bit of an entrepreneur first selling my jewelry to friends and family at the age of 10.”
After studying Fine Art in college and receiving a BFA, Aziza decided to continue her education and pursue her dream of learning how to work with glass on a flamework torch.
She fell in Love immediately! Aziza says, “It was scary, fun, and exhilarating.” After taking several classes in lampworking, and fusing glass, and mastering it, she began using it in her own personal jewelry and wearing it. Once friends, family, co-workers and even passerby’s on the street wanted what Aziza was wearing, she knew she had to make it available for sale, and so Aziza Jewelry was born.
Along the way…She says she’s had so many wonderful opportunities, including working for a very large international luxury jewelry company and a spiritually inspired NYC based jewelry company. After deciding to get special training in lampworking and metal-smithing, pmc, and glassfuseworking, Aziza ventured out on her own and began creating and selling her jewelry at craft shows. When the demand picked up, she started selling online.
Aziza says she is very interested in empowering other creative people to become fully and powerfully self expressed whether thats by expressing themselves through personal style or accessories or by creating art themselves.
Besides being a glass artist and jewelry designer, Aziza also teaches jewelry making and glass bead-making. Do you have a group of friends who would like to learn glass bead-making or just learn how to make jewelry? Email Aziza for class info: [email protected]