My Heart's Desire Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2013 featuring Swarovski crystal Finalist
Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live? Washington, United Kingdom
What inspires you as a designer-artist? Anything I see can inspire me for a design from the colours of a beautiful animal to a folder I get in the post with a lovely colour combination.
What medium do you work with mostly? Seed beads mostly, but I try to give everything a go.
Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making? I started 3 years ago with single-strand pearl necklaces which evolved into more elaborate designs still using larger beads. I got a bit fed up with plain designs and wanted more detail, then I discovered seed beads and fell head over heels with the little pretties... now I cannot make a design without using them!
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? My Heart's Desire
What inspired this design? The movie Pretty Woman
How did it come together? For this design I knew exactly what I wanted, but had a lot of trial and error before coming to the perfect bezel.
Where and How do you sell your jewelry? I have an Etsy shop, but as the handmade jewellery market is so big it is hard to stand out and now sell mostly tutorial (the design I have in the Swarovski 2013 contest finals is a tutorial also, here is the link to my shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JuJuJewelleryUK
I also have a Facebook page for my jewellery designs: https://www.facebook.com/pages/JuJu-Jewellery/165844843476672
And a Facebook page for my tutorial designs: https://www.facebook.com/JuJuJewelleryTutorials