Tempe Festival of the Arts
Tempe Festival of the Arts

Chelsea Stone - Fall 2006

chelsystone_1 Chelsea Stone of Prescott is the Featured Artist for the 2006 Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts. Her cast glass pendant was chosen for its unique technique and imaginative combination of materials. It’s being used to represent the Festival in promotion, marketing, and signage. A native Arizonian, Chelsea Stone has been making jewelry for twelve years. Her creative palate includes silver, gold, copper, cast glass, handmade glass beads, colorful gemstones, and brightly colored enamels. Her one-of-a-kind creations have been featured in the books 1000 Rings, and 1000 Glass Beads, both Lark Books publications. chelsystone_2 Chelsea is a full-time studio artist who sells her jewelry in more than 50 galleries throughout the United States. She teaches classes in her studio on glass bead techniques, and also teaches metalsmithing at Yavapai College in Prescott and Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.Chelsea received her BFA from Northern Arizona University and her MFA in metalsmithing from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The original pendant, from which this year’s imagery has been taken, has been installed in the Mill Avenue District’s gallery, located in the Downtown Tempe Community, Inc. offices at 310 South Mill, Suite A-201, Tempe, AZ. The gallery exhibits several years of the most recent featured artists’ works from the fall and spring festivals. Gallery hours: M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.