Much love . . .

My deepest gratitude for those who supported me in myriad ways in my business development fundraising campaign.

I am designing two new neckpieces to be revealed at the Rolls-Royce event in Lake Tahoe this August. A display is also being designed specifically for the event, one that will make the visual connection between industrial and natural organic flow . . . just as my sculptural jewelry does. I’m very excited for all the possibilities!

My website is also undergoing design changes and will be revealed within the next few weeks!

Individual portfolio galleries of the jewelry collections and the painting series’ will show the latest works. I’ve had a lot of requests for available artworks for purchase so direct connections for available pieces are also in the planning. As always, I welcome your queries and conversations about my art . . . As an artist who works alone in her studios, I relish the personal connections made with people all over the world! Keep it coming!

Here are a couple images from a jewelry photoshoot in the forest in Flagstaff AZ . . . wonderful women who were sooooo much fun to work with! Enjoy!

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Forest model shoot-2-VOSTENAK

Live from the globalDESIGN Show

The Baltimore Convention Center is buzzing with excitement! Jewelry designers are preparing their displays for the thousands of buyers that will descend upon the Center over the two-day exhibition. The globalDESIGN show within the American Craft Council Show begins tomorrow.



Our own Valerie of VOSTENAKstudios spent the day preparing her beautiful sculptural art jewelry display down aisle 400. As you can see, her enthusiasm is contagious. Join me in wishing Valerie a fantastic show!


Perhaps a bit overwhelming, but all is well! Breathe Valerie!



We will be sharing more of this great event over the next few days.


Preparing for Baltimore

After weeks in her studio, working into the wee hours of the morning and foregoing most forms of sustenance, Valerie is prepared for the globalDESIGN show next week,  Feb 22-23. It took a bit of prodding, but she took a few moments to share a sampling of her exquisitely crafted designs.  I think the show attendees are in store for a real treat, don’t you agree?

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Wearing VOSTENAKstudios Designs


Feminine curves, combined with the strength of steel laced with gold. VOSTENAKstudios jewelry is indicative of womanhood. She is soft, charming, beautiful and tough as nails. She can manage carloads of children, handle the corporate office, bake brownies and fix plumbing. She is romantic, sensual, intellectual and pragmatic. VOSTENAKstudios understands what it is like to be a woman as the company is founded, designed and managed by a woman. We hope you feel feminine yet strong and empowered when you put on a piece created by VOSTENAKstudios.

We are pleased to share with you a listing of Valerie’s many achievements and upcoming exhibitions.


Wearable Expressions Exhibition

This is a busy month for VOSTENAKStudios! In addition to Milan Fashion Week and the globalDESIGN show, Valerie’s sculptural art jewelry will be exhibited at the Wearable Expressions 7th International Juried Exhibition at the Palos Verdes Art Center in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, from February 10-April 16.

Wearable Expressions began within a group of Palos Verdes Art Center fiber and jewelry artists who wanted to show art-to-wear as a serious artistic medium.  We congratulate Valerie for the honor to appear with this distinguished group of international artists and jurors.

We are pretty proud of Valerie and her accomplishments.