What inspires you as a designer-artist? Everything from nature to colors, animals, clothing ... I could go on and on. I find inspiration in almost everything.
What medium do you work with mostly? I love mixing semiprecious stones with copper, cultured freshwater pearls, and AB Czech Fire-Polished glass. I also love to make my own beaded chain. I love working with wire and I'm looking forward to teaching myself about metal clay. I think I can come up with some amazing focal points and am looking forward to delving into this new aspect of design.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? Midnight Starburst
What inspired this design? It started with making the hand-wrapped wire flower/star and I loved the look of the clear crystals with the deep, dark blue.
How did it come together? It defined itself once I started working. That's how most of my designs come about. Sometimes I'll get an idea and sketch it out, but otherwise I just look through my inventory to get inspired.
Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making? It's just something that came from within me. I believe my style is a bit unique and very much a part of my heart and soul.
Where and How do you sell your jewelry? I have a shop on etsy.com: 1 oak jewelry by Brooke.