Nilka Harris

Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
Columbus, Ohio

Describe your artistic style.
It's called Tembleques, you use it as a hair piece and any style, you can use it for wedding, first communion, with the Tipico dress of Panama City, Panama or any occasion.

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
I always like making jewelry and I like also to create different jewelry and accessories.

What materials do you most enjoy working with?

Share Your Background

When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
9 years old.

Who introduced you to beading?
My mother.

How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®?

Do you belong to any beading societies or beading groups?
No, I would love to.

Beading Success

If you use jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are your selling yourself and your jewelry?
Yes. A blog and on my Facebook.

Do you participate in any charity fundraisers?
No, but I will for my son's school.

Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
To never give up. It looks hard but it's not.