Donna Garcia

Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
Corpus Christi, Texas

Describe your artistic style.
I just started my jewelry making recently. I like bright colors. I make necklaces and earrings.

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
I am inspired by a wide variety of materials and the satisfaction of knowing I can design anything I like.

What materials do you most enjoy working with?
I like working with crystal beads.

Share Your Background

When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
I just started a few months ago.

Who introduced you to beading?
A catalog I received in the mail.

Do you have an artistic background?
I like to take a design and work it from scratch. I have always liked to cross stitch. I spend most of my time doing anything that has to do with arts and crafts.

How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®?
On the internet.

What other hobbies do you have?
My main interest is arts and crafts design. I make quilts. I do counted cross stitch. I can my own jellies and vegetables. I bake my own bread.

Do you belong to any beading societies or beading groups?
No, I do not know anyone who has the same interest in the city I live in.

Beading Success

What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
Jewelry making is very relaxing. It is my time for myself away from the family for a few hours. I like to make time for myself. It is my treat for me. It refreshes me and makes me happy.

If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
I want to advertise and sell my jewelry. I do not know where to begin. I do not have a website.

Do you participate in any charity fundraisers?
I would like to participate in fundraisers. It is hard in the city where I live.

Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Find what you are interested in and go for it.