Raquel De Luca

Turquoise Set
Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
I'm living in south Florida.

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 BeadsĀ®?
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.

Beading Success

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.