Describe your artistic style. Simple designs is my artistic style, I always try to make jewelry that looks good with various kinds of clothes and make wearer feel comfortable with it on. I also like to use oriental geometrical designs.
What inspires you as a designer-artist? Round of the season, season's fashions, design and color in jewelry shops and boutiques inspire me.
What materials do you most enjoy working with? I most enjoy working with music.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? National Flag
What inspired this design? I would like to express one peaceful world connecting national flags as a symbol of each country. I had thought about making national flags around the world for a long time.
How did it come together? I planned it out.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading? I began jewelry-making and beading when I was an elementary school kid. Friends of mine asked me to make a beaded bracelet. That triggered me to start jewelry-making/beading.
Who introduced you to beading? I just began myself.
Do you have an artistic background? I was selected as a finalist in the contest by the bead museum in Washington, DC last year, and I used to teach beading and sell the pieces in bead shops for 6 years, part-time.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®? By internet.
What other hobbies do you have? I enjoy surfing as I live near ocean.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life? Jewelry/beading is my work and my hobby at the same time. It's a part of my life, and makes me feel fulfilled.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry? I would like to attend the market, enter contests, and send out mailings.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists? Make with happy thought is very important, I suppose.