Hello! I’m Valery and I'm owner of Alery shop.
I was born and lived in Ukraine – beautiful European country. Some time ago work brought my family to California, USA.
As long as I can remember myself, I was interested in creativity and handmade. I tried many different kinds of crafts and finally started making jewelry. At the beginning I worked with seed beads, then tried wireworking, and at last started working with metal.
It’s a great time now – we have so many opportunities to learn! So I started learning metalsmithing and silversmithing. Then I took some enameling classes in a local jewelry school with an amazing teacher… and fall in love!
Enameling opened a whole new world for me, it fascinated me!
I love to experiment, to discover new techniques, to combine traditional with contemporary.
All items in my shop are true artisan jewelry. They designed and handmade by me. I use raw materials – sheet copper, silver wire, powdered glass enamels. I add my skills, my creativity, and a fire from a hand torch to make enamel earrings, necklaces, rings.