||Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
Describe your artistic style.
Conservative office to evening wear.
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
I just look at beads and the idea drops onto my design board.
What materials do you most enjoy working with?
Just about anything.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
What inspired this design?
The beads and stones that were/are in my inventory.
How did it come together?
They define themselves once I start working.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
My daughter gave me a small beading set for my birthday a few years back.
Who introduced you to beading?
Do you have an artistic background?
I went to school to become a florist, I still design fresh cut flowers in the summer and silk in the winter.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
I did a search, and so far I have not found a better resource for beading.
What other hobbies do you have?
Training my service dog, horses, gardening, tole painting.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
I'd like it to be a hobby business. I think I'm going to try posting some of my stuff on Facebook and see what happens.
Do you participate in any charity fundraisers?
No. I'm very involved in being a caretaker for my Mom and Dad.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?