Sharon Rose George

Sharon Rose George

The Unseen Kingdom Necklace

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Contest 2010

featuring Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain


Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
Missoula, Montana

Describe your artistic style.
It is random. I've also been told it is very west coast, which doesn't surprise me since I grew up on an Island.

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
God, nature, life in general.

What materials do you most enjoy working with?
Metals--silver, gold, copper, wire, stones, crystals, leather. I love metals and natural materials.

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
The Unseen Kingdom Necklace

What inspired this design?
I would have to say God. I stayed up until about 6 a.m. working on it. I work best at night anyway since there are less distractions.

How did it come together? For example, did you plan it out or did it define itself once you began working?
I had no idea when I started. The individual pieces were first and I saw the story in my head and it all just fell together.

Share Your Background

When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
Maybe a year ago. I started because I could never find anything I liked…and it just grew from there.

Who introduced you to beading?
Uh…I did.

Do you have an artistic background?
Yes, I have done a lot…from large scale building houses to making jewelry! I paint, sew, I've made leather journals, scrapbook, carve, etc. Oh man… I love learning new things! I have always been crafty.

How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
Don't quite remember, online search probably.

What other hobbies do you have?
Oh man, lots. I love creating something from nothing. I also enjoy many sports, I love the water and snow, 4x4ing, music, reading. I love hanging with friends and family and I love the great outdoors!

Do you belong to any beading societies or beading groups?
Not yet, but I want to teach classes at some point.

Beading Success

What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
I'm working on making it my full-time career. I love creating things and jewelry-making is totally relaxing to me.

If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
I give away more than I sell! Online I also enter contests and I am hoping to be involved in many craft fairs and markets in 2010.

Do you participate in any charity fundraisers?
If I have a chance I will.

Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Find your own style and follow your heart.