Flight of the Valkyrie
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest
2017 featuring Metal
||Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
Fort Worth, Texas USA
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
I love to work with my hands. I've always been intrigued by art and started out with drawings, graduating to portraits and now I have begun a journey into a whole new venue.
What medium do you work with mostly?
I work mainly with gemstones, some glass, metal clay and crystals/beads as accent pieces.
Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making?
I enjoy cruising the internet and came across a style of wire-wrapped jewelry by Lunarieen in the UK. I fell in love with the sheer beauty of this kind of artistry.
Where and How do you sell your jewelry?
I have my own website as well as a Facebook small business page. Adams Handcrafted Jewelry is my domain name.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
What inspired this design?
This was a special order for a client. She wanted something in purple and fine silver with a regal style, yet with simplicity as well.
How did it come together?
I look at a gemstone, in this case a chevron amethyst, and envision how I can enhance the piece with an original wire-wrap creation. I always draw my designs out on paper before beginning. Sometimes a pendant will come together as I had planned as this one did; however on other occasions a gemstone will have a mind of its own and then I allow myself to go with the flow.
View all of Daryl's designs in the Gallery of Designs.