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.
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 Swarovski 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 Gems® 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!