about - Alden Jeffries Design, San Diego, CA
Artist Jeff Fulkerson has been creating stunning, imaginative jewelry for over 30 years.
A contributing artist to Lapidary Journal's Jewelry Artist Magazine, his work has also been seen in Art Jewelry Magazine. Jeff is a recipient of the Courtney McGowan Design Award as well as a blue ribbon award winner for his jewelry in design and construction at the San Diego County Fair. Some of his awards include Best Educational Exhibit, Coordinator's Cup (2005 and 2009), and Best Single Jewelry Piece (2005 and 2009). His meticulous execution and attention to detail is becoming well known among industry professionals.
Jeff has taught at the Museum of Man in Balboa Park and Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, California as well as Bead Fest and the Bead & Button Show and other studios through out the country.
Upcoming projects include new How-To ebooks, and a series of instructional videos. Fulkerson is also the inventor and designer of multiple jewelry making products, including the innovative Anticlastic Forming Disks (to make spinner bnagles), Bead Bandit and the Steady Stamp.
A self-taught silver-smith with a background in construction and design, he counts himself fortunate to have studied with many great Native American artists throughout the years. They are most notably, Richard Tsosie (Navajo), Jesse Monogya (Hopi/Navajo), and Michael Cheatham (Cherokee).
My style is versatile, bold, and unique. I call it Art Jewelry- it's as unique as you are.