Annette Asbury

Starry Nights
Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
Las Vegas, Nevada

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
Many things inspire me, sometimes current trends that I notice on local and international news programs or "entertainment" shows and other times I'm inspired by colors in nature. I have friends of many different cultures and I get inspired by colors and designs of those cultures.

What medium do you work with mostly?
Mostly crystals in bead woven and chain designs, but I also do wire work and have made several designs using Precious Metal Clay.

Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making?
What girl doesn't like shiny, sparkly things? I love embellishing my designs with Crystal Passions(TM) crystals. It adds class and beauty to any jewelry piece. Bead woven designs have beauty and leave the admirer wondering "how I did it." I love the fact that with the Precious Metal Clay, I can make just about any shape I imagine into a beautiful fine silver piece. It feels like magic!

Where and How do you sell your jewelry?
I have sold jewelry on Etsy, but not as successfully as I have on Ruby Lane. I also make and sell custom pieces to friends and coworkers.

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Starry Nights

What inspired this design?
I loved the rivoli slider pendant that I purchased from Fire Mountain GemsĀ® and wanted to bring the eye to the pendant in a striking way.

How did it come together?
I initially wanted to add the crystal pattern to both sides of the necklace but decided that would be overkill, so I just added a few on each side of the pendant for a little pizzazz!