|Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
Describe your artistic style.
I don't know really how to decide my style.
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
Inspirations come from different sources. Nature is a big inspiration with its beautiful color scenes. Just look at butterflies, flowers and insects. Sometimes you get inspired from certain natural stones.
What materials do you most enjoy working with?
I love natural stones and pearls, crystals are another weakness. I just admire the fire in them. In general, if it was more affordable, I would work with gold, silver and gemstones.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Midnight Light and Romantic Circles
How did it come together?
Some pieces, I do design at least the shape, but typically the piece comes together in the process and it always excites me.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
I started making jewelry last year and beadweaving quickly became my favorite.
Who introduced you to beading?
Nobody really. I learned everything on my own. A lot of online resources are available for these purposes.
Do you have an artistic background?
I don't have any artistic background, other than playing piano. But I've always been fascinated with beauty of any kind.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
My friend introduced me to Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.
What other hobbies do you have?
I love traveling, playing piano, gardening, decorating. But above all, raising my three beautiful kids.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
Right now, jewelry-making is my biggest hobby. I can spend many hours at a time creating.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Don't be afraid to try different things and let your artistic self come out by creating your own pieces.
View all of Ecaterina's designs in the Gallery of Designs.