Isabell Cook

Red Finger Aplonee from California
Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
I live in Orlando, Florida.

Describe your artistic style.
Working with natural stones and using shells from the ocean.

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
I love stones and shells from the ocean.

What materials do you most enjoy working with?
Real stones.

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Red Finger Aplonee from California

What inspired this design?
I love real stones and love shells from the ocean.

How did it come together?
I did not plan it I design all my pieces as I see it in front of me.

Share Your Background

When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
I have been working with real stone for 9 yrs. now. I got started because I like real stones and other jewelry that I see does not pass my standards because hardly see that anyone uses finished fittings.

Who introduced you to beading?
I taught myself because I knew that no one would work with real stones and use the higher end fittings.

Do you have an artistic background?
I am self-taught.

How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®?
I wanted to buy better materials than what is in the store so I went on line and found Fire Mountain. And liked what I saw.

What other hobbies do you have?
I like to knit sweaters with a knitting machine.

Beading Success

What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
At 1st it was a hobby, then my friends said I could sell my jewelry.

If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
It could bring me an income I have been in craft shows. And would like to enter your contest.

Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Never give up your dreams.