About the Artist

About AJ Newell – artist, metalsmith and enamelist – and her one of a kind and limited edition jewelry and small sculptures.

Throughout my life, I’ve been a creator, exploring various artistic mediums. But it’s the magic of metal and glass that have truly won my heart, allowing me to bring the ideas swirling around in my head to life.

I’m a proud Virginian with roots that stretch back to Ireland and Wales. My upbringing was a rich tapestry woven with fairy tales, mythology, good horror novels, and a generous serving of art history. I’m fueled by my daydreams, the melodies of music, and an insatiable curiosity to dissect and understand the inner workings of things. All these influences find their way into my sculptures and jewelry designs.

To me, jewelry is not just adornment; it’s a catalyst for transformation. Whether it’s through talismanic properties, as a symbol of cherished memories, or even by the simple act of enhancing one’s face value, jewelry has the power to change the wearer. It’s an incredibly magical and humbling experience to know that something I’ve created has played a role in such meaningful transformations.

From the initial spark of an idea to the final piece, I design and craft each creation with you, the wearer, in mind. It’s not just my profession; it’s my passion, my greatest joy. As you explore the treasures at Bukabu Handmade Jewelry, I hope you’ll feel the love and dedication poured into each piece, and that you’ll discover that perfect gem that resonates with your soul.

With heartfelt gratitude,
AJ Newell