Christy Anderson

Christy Anderson

Cat's Shimmery Hunt

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Contest 2010
featuring Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain

Christy Anderson

Silvery Ocean Blue

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Contest 2010

featuring Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain


Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
Las Vegas, the city I love.

Describe your artistic style.
My style. I study the artistic stone, design my piece and name it depending on what it reminds me of.

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
The beautiful stones, beads and crystals inspire me to create unique pieces.

What materials do you most enjoy working with?
Sterling silver wire, gold-filled wire, beautiful stones, beads and crystals.

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Cat's Shimmery Hunt and Silvery Ocean Blue

What inspired this design?
The lapis and silver reminds me of the sun shining on the sea. The tiger eye reminds me of a tiger in the hunt in Africa.

How did it come together? For example, did you plan it out or did it define itself once you began working?
My creations define themselves once I begin my designs.

Share Your Background

When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
My interest in designing and creating wire jewelry was sparked by a beading class. I have taken five classes and am still changing and improving.

Who introduced you to beading?
A dear friend.

Do you have an artistic background?
Yes, mostly in home décor and clothing.

How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?

What other hobbies do you have?
I enjoy reading spiritual and healing literature. I work on self-improvement, health, happiness, peace, success and positive energies.

Do you belong to any beading societies or beading groups?
Not yet, however three of my closest friends and I get together often for jewelry days and share information.

Beading Success

What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
I am just getting started. I will be marketing my jewelry and have a website shortly. I have a lot of ideas on marketing and I am taking business classes. I find creating my jewelry very rewarding, fun and peaceful.

If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
I am just getting started.

Do you participate in any charity fundraisers?
Not yet, but I am interested in participating in the near future.

Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Go with what feels good to you, everyone's design is different, yours is as good as anyone else's. And always strive to move forward, try new things.

View all of Christy's designs in the Gallery of Designs.