Rita Krason

5 Strand Bead and Hammering Ring Necklace
Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
Rural Retreat, VA

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
Gemstones--glass beads--Fire Mountain Gems' catalogs

What medium do you work with mostly?
Beautiful natural gemstones like jasper--agates--crystals--glass pearls--interesting items I spot while at yard sales and flea markets even broken items that inspire me to stretch their use by turning them into a jewelry item to prolong their life.

Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making?
I became interested in the styles I make by flowers in my flower garden--colors in natural plants I see in fields--beads I see in my numerous Fire Mountain catalogs and jewelry pieces I see being worn by women on television and in real life.

Where and How do you sell your jewelry?
I sell my jewelry on eBay under rosehilljewelry, on my own online store, at craft shows and at my home several days a week.

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
5 Strand Bead and Hammering Ring Necklace

What inspired this design?
The colors of riverstone beads I saw online.

How did it come together?
It started out as only one color (turquoise riverstone beads) and then grew when I saw another color tube bead in the same material then decided to use some hammered silver-plated steel rings chained together.