Describe your artistic style. I design my artwork to look modern, stylish, and unique.
What inspires you as a designer-artist? Looking at pieces of art, magazines, and my creativity.
What materials do you most enjoy working with? I love working with everything, but mainly with glass and wooden beads.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? Silvering Blue Sea
What inspired this design? Trying out something brand new, and never before seen.
How did it come together? I planned it out.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading? I started when I was about 9 or 10.
Who introduced you to beading? My Mother.
Do you have an artistic background? In most of my spare time, I am doing something that relates to art.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®? My Mother and I were looking for an online jewelry store and found this company.
What other hobbies do you have? Other than beading, I enjoy making handmade cards and scrapbooking.
Do you belong to any beading societies or beading groups? I am a member of my school's art club.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life? I try to get into as many local fairs as possible, and my website, Sophashionista, is in progress. www.Sophashionista.com
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists? Yes. It is not as easy as it looks. Right when you think you have mastered all the skills, there is a whole other story. Creating jewelry is a fun way to express your imagination!