Vanessa L. Parker
Vanessa is a jewelry artist who incorporates many different aspects of jewelry making into her one-of-a-kind art jewelry pieces.
Vanessa started creating jewelry in 1999 and is trained as a metal smith. She has studied the techniques of Precious Metal Clay (PMC), Fused Glass, Enameling, Wire Wrapping, Keum-boo, Lapidary, Faceting, Chasing and Repousse, and Cold Connection Riveting.
Vanessa enjoys escaping the hustle of everyday life by disappearing into her studio and allowing her creativity to flow. She loves making a connection with customers when they see something she has created they just cannot live without. “That’s what it’s all about: bringing joy to people through art.”
Vanessa is an active member of the Houston Gem and Mineral Society, and the Houston Metal Arts Guild. She continues to educate herself in all facets of jewelry making.
Vanessa resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and son.
She markets her work under the name Betoj Designs which is an acronym for "Better Than an Office Job"