Cathy Nielsen

Introduce Yourself:

My inspiration comes from my mom's love for jewelry and her ability to wear it so beautifully. I don't have a particular artistic style--I am continually growing and learning as an artist. I enjoy all my designs and don't have a specific favorite. I just hope what I create is enjoyed and worn for years to come.

Share Your Background:

When my mom passed away, I was really devastated. I bought beads one day to see if beading would help pass the time. I've been beading ever since. I discovered Fire Mountain Gems and Beads by searching the internet. I live in Redding, California and always travel to Oregon because it's so close--it seemed like a perfect fit!

Beading Success!

Designing jewelry has become a huge part of my life and my business. My son and I design together. It's a perfect way to spend time together. I'm always looking at colors, beads and rocks for new ideas. I know my mom would be proud of both of us. Beading is the perfect therapy for the challenging times in our lives.