|Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
I live in Bandung, Indonesia
Describe your artistic style.
Simple and elegant.
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
Flowers ... It is always a challenge to create flowers with any shape of beads.
What materials do you most enjoy working with?
I love working with wire mostly.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Fancy Summer Charms
What inspired this design?
The hot and bright summer sunshine.
How did it come together?
I always work at once--I begin without any plan.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
I began beading about 10 years ago when my sister moved abroad and left me her beading stuffs, and I tried to make wire seed brooches.
Who introduced you to beading?
My youngest sister who loved beaded jewelry encouraged me.
Do you have an artistic background?
Actually I don't have any artistic background.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
I found this website by browsing.
What other hobbies do you have?
I like paper crafts, quilting and fabric flower making.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
I found that jewelry-making is the most stress relieving and enjoyable work. It makes my life more happy and lively. So far beading is a fun and a free-time job for me.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
I'm just about to start up a business in this field and have entered a contest for the second time. I plan to have my website soon.
Do you participate in any charity fundraisers?
Yes, I participate in fundraising for charity.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Keep innovating the new methods and styles.
View all of Chandraneti's designs in the Gallery of Designs.