Where do you live? I live in Thane (Mumbai) India.
What inspires you as a designer-artist? You can say that art is my life. When I was young I used to see my mom knit sweaters for us. I am not much educated but I’ve a diploma in dress designing. I did a short course in jewelry designing last year and found it quite interesting. Here in India not much variety in beads is available but still I enjoy beading. I am taking classes in teaching jewelry to fund my daughter’s education. She is studying bio medical engineering and wants to go to US for Masters. I also teach jewelry to underprivileged women free of cost. I have made various arts such as fur soft toys, embroidery, crochet hand bags, dress designing, painting ceramic pots to mention a few.
What materials do you most enjoy working with? I work with seed beads, glass beads, micro beads.
Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making? I love making beaded jewelry because you can create many designs.
Where and How do you sell your jewelry? Etsy, no sale as yet. From home.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? Riya
What inspired this design? Traditional meenakari from Rajasthan
How did it come together? Once I began it happened.