I am inspired by beads! My favorite part of creating a piece is to open my bead boxes and combine the beads I have collected. I will find a piece in a book or magazine and use it as a general guide--they never look exactly like the picture. My style tends to be traditional crystals and pearls. But I also love semi-precious stones and glass beads. I also like to create one-of-a-kind pieces, I never duplicate a design. The pieces I am most proud of are the ones that get oooh's and aaah's from my customers! Then I know I have done my job right!
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I have been fascinated with jewelry since I was a kid. I loved snooping through my Mom's jewelry box. My sister actually got me started when I was younger. I found Fire Mountain Gems and Beads while drooling over a magazine design!
I recently started making the styles I sell now. I get giddy when I can devote time to designing and creating new pieces. I have been known to spend a full day sitting at my dinning room table making jewelry. I am always looking for new designs and components to play with. That's one reason I love Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, there are so many things to play with!