|Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
Describe your artistic style.
I like modern contemporary style as I feel myself young.
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
For my inspiration I use my own fantasy and French masters also.
What materials do you most enjoy working with?
Delica mostly and Swarovski crystals.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Blue Denim Style Bracelet and Gold Sand Bracelet
What inspired this design?
Half of the wardrobe full of jeans and my favorite denim shorts.
How did it come together? For example, did you plan it out or did it define itself once you began working?
I never plan it, I just follow my inspiration and intuition.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
I was in belly dancing and wanted to make a costume myself, so I went online, saw beading design and began.
Who introduced you to beading?
Do you have an artistic background?
Nothing of the sort. But I enjoy doing things myself and love it.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
I am user of www.biser.info and found Fire Mountain Gems' site which is the best in the world, thank you so much.
What other hobbies do you have?
Decoupage, making trees and flowers of semiprecious stones and beads, sewing and driving.
Do you belong to any beading societies or beading groups?
I am quite alone, although I would enjoy working together in a community. Unfortunately, there aren't any in Levanger.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
It's my hobby and I dedicate every spare minute to it. I cannot imagine my life without it.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
I haven't sold anything yet, and this is my first contest. I am going to the beading festival in Prague in June.
Do you participate in any charity fundraisers?
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Look for the style of your own.
View all of Natalia's designs in the Gallery of Designs.