Anna Kostikoglou-Golenko

Anna Kostikoglou-Golenko

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2010 featuring Crystal


Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
I live in Agrinio, Greece

Describe your artistic style.
I do not have one set style. I would probably say it tends to be more classical with a modern touch.

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
My surroundings, nature, and of course my children.

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

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Mediterranian Light Necklace

What inspired this design?
The different shades of blue that the Mediterranean shows me. Also how the sunlight reflects off the water reminds me of crystal.

How did it come together?
When I saw the crystal flower I liked it so much that I started designing what was in my mind, and then began working with it. It just came together for me.

Share Your Background

When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
I have been making jewelry for about a year.

Who introduced you to beading?
Actually my kids. I bought them a beading set for children and that's how I came up with the idea of making my own jewelry.

How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®?
Searching the internet for jewelry/beading sites.

What other hobbies do you have?
I like making headbands and bows. I like to paint. I love reading to my children. I like to exercise when I have the chance.

Beading Success

What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
It is my hobby for now, but I would like it to become my career.

Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
I advise any aspiring artist to follow their heart and believe in their creativity.