Terry Johnson

Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
Victorville, California

Describe your artistic style.
My style really can't be described cause it's all in my heart. That's it, I guess you can say it's from my heart...but I know I'm an artist.

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
Seeing other artists' work, and liking to make things for myself.

What materials do you most enjoy working with?
Wood beads, glass, really all of them so I can mix and match them.

What is the name of one of your favorite designs?
Rose of Perils

What inspired this design?
My love for art and designing things from the heart.

How did it come together?
I can just be sitting at home and an image will pop in my mind and I take it from there.

Share Your Background

When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
About 20 years ago, I found this seed that looked like a heart and I made a necklace out of it. I still have it to this very day. People ask me what my necklace is made out of, when I tell them, they can't believe it. LOL, it does look very good.

Who introduced you to beading?
No one really. Just looking at other artists' work inspired me to try it.

Do you have an artistic background?
I enjoy drawing and painting.

How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®?
Found it on the internet.

What other hobbies do you have?
Painting, drawing, kite making, model making.

Do you belong to any beading societies or beading groups?
Not at this time, I have been looking.

Beading Success

What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
Really, I do it for fun. I just let my mind go and see what turns out of it. It's a good pastime/hobby and a lot of fun.

If you use jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
I've never tried to sell my jewelry, but I'm thinking of it for more income. I just need to find out how to do so, I do some good work.

Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Yes. Go with your heart and mind and see where it takes you. You might come out with the piece that everyone wants. That's what I'm after, I feel I'm going to hit that winning piece of jewelry.