Cecilia Farinaro Arnold

The Birds and the Beads (The Beadhouse)
Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
Alcova, Wyoming

Describe your artistic style.
A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

What inspires you as a designer-artist?

What materials do you most enjoy working with?
Just about everything.

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
The Birds and the Beads (The Beadhouse)

What inspired this design?

How did it come together? For example, did you plan it out or did it define itself once you began working?
I start out with a little idea, then it grows as I am making the piece.

Share Your Background

When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
In 2004. I wanted to try something different.

Who introduced you to beading?
No one, just thought I might like to try it.

Do you have an artistic background?
I paint with acrylic and watercolors (ever since I was a little girl).

How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®?
A catalog was left at the post office and the post officer asked if I'd like it.

What other hobbies do you have?
Walking, refinish furniture, painting.

Beading Success

What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
I just enjoy making different things.

If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
I usually sell it to friends when they need gifts.

Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Let your ideas come from your love.