Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2018 featuring Seed Beads
||Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
Describe your artistic style.
I enjoy using various styles and different techniques for my artistic creations.
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
As a designer, my primary inspiration is old style ornaments and works which I can recreate using the combination of my own styles.
What materials do you most enjoy working with?
Seed beads, crystals and various stones.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Winter flowers Floral motif for bridesmaid dresses
What inspired this design?
My inspiration was old style Russian lace art.
How did it come together?
First, planning, execution and then often the result is different from the planned.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
About 8 years ago I started to learn beading using internet tutorials.
Who introduced you to beading?
I got interested on my own through internet videos.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
What other hobbies do you have?
Do you belong to any beading societies or beading groups?
What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
I love to see the end result of my works and it makes me emotionally complete. It is my hobby.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
I do it just for hobby.
Do you participate in any charity fundraisers?
I was educating mentally disadvantaged children in the local Norway school, as well as participating in the Alice in Wonderland project for cancer research.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Patience, patience and more patience.
View all of Antonina's designs in the Gallery of Designs.