|Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
Describe your artistic style.
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
First of all, the beauty of nature in my garden and around the place where I live with my family.
What materials do you most enjoy working with?
I love working with seed beads, pearls, crystals, gemstones of all kinds, leather, organza, Polymer clay and memory wire.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Love Story of Gem and Lace
What inspired this design?
Cameo... romantic and renaissance style.
How did it come together?
I simply defined it as I began working on the piece.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
I have been beading since April 2008 and I started with Easter Eggs.
Who introduced you to beading?
I am an autodidact. I was searching for information on the Internet and step by step tried different techniques.
Do you have an artistic background?
Not really, I am just a beginner. But I hope I have an artistic future.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
What other hobbies do you have?
Oh, I love to do many things too: playing with my kids, reading, chess, cooking, dancing, fishing, gardening, swimming, cycling, painting, knitting, travelling and so on...
What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
Enjoying, relaxing, therapy...
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
Currently jewelry-making is a hobby for me and is not a source of income. Maybe it will become more than a hobby in the near future. I just started to enter contests.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Be creative and don't give up. If you are truly passionate about your craft and believe in what you are doing, the rest will follow. Be yourself, nothing less and nothing more, be as big as you want to be, and others will resonate with the purity of your expression.