Christel Brumann

I was born in Berlin and grew up in Germany. I lived in Italy for five years and consider it
my second home. I’ve always liked to travel and have been in Tucson for 5 years.
Being surrounded by art in Europe inspired me a lot. I have always been creative and
tried various mediums.
When I moved to Tucson, I went to the Gem and Mineral Show – and started making
jewelry. After a couple of basic classes, I moved to books and the Internet to learn. I
bead every day, always trying new techniques and materials and coming up with my
own ideas. Especially I’m inspired by antique jewelry of the Romans and the Greeks. I
also like Art Deco, the Edwardian Style or antique Russian styles.
I was a member of the Southern Arizona Arts Guild and its gallery for a couple of years.
I’ve participated in a variety of shows in Tucson, I was showing at the Tubac Center of
the Arts and am now I’m showing my jewelry at the Hugh Tabot Gallery in Tubac.