Describe your artistic style. I'm making Fashion Bijoux, with details to achieve the originality of my designs.
What materials do you most enjoy working with? I really love to play with a variety of materials; I think that's what makes the designs original.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? Turquoise Set
What inspired this design? A friend of mine. Turquoise is her favorite color.
How did it come together? I had an idea, and once I began working my creative side come out.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading? I always love making crafts, but almost one year ago (2010) my sister opened a jewelry store and she encouraged me to begin this new challenge. It is very relaxing and I love it.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®? From a jewelry magazine.
What other hobbies do you have? I love taking pictures of my kids, my family and making videos with them.
Do you belong to any beading societies or beading groups? Not now, I didn't know that societies or beading groups existed.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life? I work on it part-time, when my kids are in school. Sometimes I would like more time to finish what I start, but it's difficult with the kids around me.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry? After I decided to start making fashion jewelry, I opened my website to sell them: www.Dicuore.ecrater.com. I have never been in craft fairs, but I would like to be.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists? Making jewelry is the best therapy when you need time for yourself, to take a break or to clear and relax your mind.