What inspired this design? A wonderful sunrise in a strikingly blue sky.
How did it come together? The piece defined itself.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading? I began making jewelry many, many years ago, when I was cruising boutiques in the Soho District. The beads I saw were so varied and beautiful that I just had to buy some. I first tried my hand at making macaroni bead necklaces. Through the years, I have expanded the content and style of my work. I am very pleased and excited about the pieces I create.
Who introduced you to beading? I did.
Do you have an artistic background? I am a visual artist who has been creating for over forty years as a painter, poet, and jeweler.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®? I discovered Fire Mountain Gems from an ad in Ornament magazine.
What other hobbies do you have? Playing music, reading and traveling.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life? I can get into making a piece and become lost, contently, in the process. I work on something regularly as one of my careers.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry? I used to sell at street fairs. Now I sell through my website.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists? Do not give up on your craft.