Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2011 featuring Gemstones
Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
I lived in Israel, now I'm living in Cupertino, California.
Describe your artistic style.
I think that I have a Victorian style ... I like very much the vintage style too!
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
Everything, seasons, nature, sometimes beads when I'm holding them in my hands, Indian clothing ... just people!
What materials do you most enjoy working with?
I like gemstones and seed beads.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
What inspired this design?
Some old painting of Michelangelo.
How did it come together?
It defined itself once I began to work, it's always like that when I'm making something.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
I think like 2.5 years ago.
Who introduced you to beading?
Do you have an artistic background?
No, nothing like that!
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
I was searching for good cabochons, and found Fire Mountain Gems on the Internet.
What other hobbies do you have?
I like to knit, crochet, I used to make art dolls.
Do you belong to any beading societies or beading groups?
No, I'm sharing my works on the Fire Mountain Gems Facebook wall.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
I think it's still a hobby, maybe one day it will be more than just a hobby.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
No, I'm not selling my jewelry, but all my friends have a lot of gifts from me! And I have a blog.
Do you participate in any charity fundraisers?
I did for the Circle of Hope 2012, a pendant, and Next year I'm planning to do something for Foster Kids.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Look around at nature and old paintings and think how you can display this in your jewelry.
What inspired you to donate your bead(s) to Circle of Hope?
Yes, my story is a little bit sad! I have 4 very good friends who have been diagnosed, all of them are ok, but still in a war with this terrible disease.
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