Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2010 featuring Swarovski crystal
Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live? Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Describe your artistic style. I'm not sure I've found "my style" yet. I love to experiment with different materials.
What inspires you as a designer-artist? My inspiration comes from nature or simply from the material I'm working with.
What materials do you most enjoy working with? Many, but my heart is beating for crystals, semi-precious stones and corals.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? Winter Bride
What inspired this design? Winter, ice, snow, wedding.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading? In the '90s I tried stringing in Denmark, but when I moved to Canada 2008 and saw the supplies of stones, beads and tools, I had to start to experiment with the different materials.
Who introduced you to beading? No one really introduced me; I just began it on my own.
Do you have an artistic background? No, most of it I learned on my own or online.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®? Through the bead magazines and the internet.
What other hobbies do you have? Hiking, experiment with new recipes, reading.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life? I would like it to be my full-time career, but I take one day at time. It effects me a lot because I'm always thinking what I want to make next. I'm constantly looking for new ideas, materials. But the other side is it relaxes me after a busy day.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry? We are working on a website and checking out the possibilities.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists? Just do something that makes you happy, then you will succeed!!