Evil Eye Beads in Mixed Colors with a Natural Hemp Cord in macramé.
Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live? North Eastern New York State.
Describe your artistic style. My style includes both the mystical look and the natural look.
What inspires you as a designer-artist? I am inspired by the colors found in nature and also by beads which have a mystical significance such as the Evil Eye Beads.
What materials do you most enjoy working with? I've been creating necklaces, bracelets, and earrings using hemp cord. The beads I'm beginning with are Evil Eye (ICU) beads in various colors, mixed with silver toned beads. I'm planning on more creations using wood and clay beads combined with the hemp cord.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? Evil Eye Beads in Mixed Colors with a Natural Hemp Cord in macramé.
What inspired this design? I wanted to use all of the colors I have available in a necklace; to wear and display.
How did it come together? I did some research on how much cord I needed for a set length of finished macramé. Then I began to create and it really defined itself.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading? I am a newcomer to the jewelry/beading process.
Who introduced you to beading? A good friend on Facebook; she actually showcased the beads and great deals she had received from Fire Mountain Gems so I decided to check it out for myself. I love the process of creating each piece.
Do you have an artistic background? During my schooling my focus was on art: drawing, painting, and sculpture. Use of color and textures was a big focus.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®? Facebook friend.
What other hobbies do you have? I create cards using my Cricut machine and acrylic stamps.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life? I love the process of being able to create beading projects while also spending time with my 3 year old granddaughter. At this time it is a hobby; although I have sold a few pieces so far. I hope to branch out into wire jewelry-making and additional hemp cord.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry? To date, my pieces have sold by word of mouth. I am planning to showcase them in some local businesses. Through your website, I am planning to attend and hopefully display at local events.
Do you participate in any charity fundraisers? In time I do plan to do that.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists? Give it a try...let your imagination soar. Starting costs are low especially if you buy in bulk. Wearing something or selling something you have created is a great feeling.