What inspires you as a designer-artist? Almost everything.
What materials do you most enjoy working with? Pearls, Swarovski crystals, gemstones.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? Goldstone and Copper
What inspired this design? The materials themselves.
How did it come together? As with most of my designs, I have to get a feel for the materials and see what they want to become. I will go through my bead boxes and see what jumps out at me, then go through my findings to see what goes well with the stones or pearls.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading? Began in 2006.
Who introduced you to beading? No one.
Do you have an artistic background? Somewhat.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®? Internet.
What other hobbies do you have? Knitting, needlework, sewing.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life? Jewelry-making is my hobby from which I make a little bit of money. The money goes right back into buying more supplies, so it supports my habit.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry? I sell my jewelry mostly at Arts and Crafts fairs. But mostly I give it as gifts.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists? Don't give up.