Welcome to the Home of Bobbie Blakely Jewelry where you will find jewelry that: Encourages you with God’s love and promises. Expresses your love for God and His Word. Is inspired by God’s...Read More
Symbols that testify are symbols that can be easily recognized and associated with God and His Word. The jewelry that I design and create based on Christian Symbols encourage the wearer and can direct...Read More
Words that encourage are Hebrew, English or Greek words that are taken from scripture. The jewelry that I design and create based on these words encourage the wearer and Glorify God as we share...Read More
Bobbie Blakely has been a Metalsmith since 1978. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University and her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington. Bobbie has taught Jewelry and Metalsmithing classes in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington at various Community Colleges, Art Centers and a Fine Art School for girls.
She has also worked for manufacturing and retail businesses as a Jewelry Designer and Bench Jeweler.
Her passions are; problem solving, exploring techniques, designing jewelry and sharing the knowledge and skills she has acquired. It is rewarding for her to observe her students gain confidence in craftsmanship, creativity and technical skills.
Bobbie has designed and created her own line of jewelry. She transforms words and images into beautiful jewelry that can be playful or inspirationally significant.
I have always been fascinated by the unexpected, which has influenced the jewelry that I design and create. I have come to realize that there is more to people and things in life than what we observe at first glance. We can let our preconceived ideas prevent us from fully experiencing all we are exposed to each day. Or we can explore and discover great treasures in people, things and circumstances.
I love the tools, techniques and processes that I use to work in metal and yet I often strive to hide the footprints that I leave as I am creating my jewelry.
For the viewer to discover what is hidden they might have to ask me how the piece was made, which satisfies the natural teacher in me.
1982-1985 Master of Fine Arts, Metalsmithing/Jewelry
University of Washington
1976-1978 Bachelor of Fine Arts, 3-D / Metalsmithing
Eastern Illinois University
Spring 2004-2011 Rogue Community College
Jewelry and Metalsmithing Instructor
...Love is what fuels my creativity. Fuel is what gets us going and keeps us going. Whether it is fuel for a car or fuel that keeps us warm. Without it we are dead in the water. Creativity requires inspiration that acts as the spark and fuel in the formRead More