Szarka Carter is an amazing jewelry artisan, instructor, and business owner. Szarka's specialty medium is wire and she has perfected the art of using that wire to highlight the natural beauty of the gemstones she acquires as a gemstone dealer. If you would like to see some of her work you should check out her jewelry page or her jewelry blog.
Szarka is well loved and respected in the community of artisan jewelers. Her gemstone business Magpie Gemstones is a wholesale source for many who desire fine quality gemstones and other jewelry making supplies. I have always loved everything I have ordered and received from her. When I get an order from Magpie Gemstones, I always feel like each stone was hand-picked just for me. They are that good - each specimen, outstanding. She also sells her beads on ebay!
You can also catch some of her designs on her facebook dedicated to her jewelry. If all else fails, and you just need to jump in and join some fun you could always come join us at the Magpie Gemstones facebook page, she also has a blog about her gemstones.
The website has a wealth of resources that enrich and educate the aspiring jewelry designer as well as the artisan. She offers free tutorials and freely gives advice and encouragement for the love of the art. Szarka's attitude about sharing information shows she is an artist first, even though she is also a successful business woman. She even hosts/moderates an interactive facebook page that encourages other makers, designers, artisans to advance their skill sets and learn from each other. The name of the facebook page is Jewelry Makers and Bead Lovers Facebook Group.
Szarka is such an amazing wealth of information. She knows and understands gemstones. She loves to work with and help others understand how to work with wire. Szarka even has a spotlight area in her newsletters that hosts client's jewelry.
Szarka is as genuine as her gemstones. If you haven't had the pleasure to get to know her you should jump on one of these links and do so. She is is a talent and has a heart as big as the sky... you would be blessed to have her in your circle. I know my life has been enriched by her presence.