Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2010 featuring SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
Describe your artistic style.
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
Color, design and art.
What materials do you most enjoy working with?
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Celtic Wedding Necklace and Earrings
What inspired this design?
A friend's wedding.
How did it come together?
I had a pattern but it was to get me started, the rest just developed as I went.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
Three years ago, due to having to demo jewelry at Joann's.
Who introduced you to beading?
Somewhat, I am very crafty and love to create.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
Through the magazines I looked in.
What other hobbies do you have?
Crochet, clay, scrapbooking and floral.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
I sell on Etsy and word-of-mouth and contests.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Don't stop--your creation is yours!
What inspired you to donate your bead(s) to Circle of Hope?
My Aunt Edna was diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1980's. She was very brave and went through Chemo like a champ AFTER having her breast removed. Her faith and reliance on God was pure inspiration. When they found a lump in my breast a few years later she was there for me, praying and encouraging me all the way while we waited on the results. For me, it wasn't cancer, just a benign cyst. But the love and encouragement she gave me was phenomenal! She has been dead for many years, but what she did for me was a gift I will treasure forever.