Marli Poisler

Design Idea BC18 Necklace

Mermaid's Garden
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2012 featuring Pearls, Organic Beads and Molding Clay

Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
New Jersey

Describe your artistic style.
My style is classic and simple. I like to use a lot of natural, organic materials, and real stones and crystals.

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
My two daughters are what inspire me. I make jewelry that they like to wear along with what they think is trendy. There are also a lot of nature inspired pieces in my repertoire. I like the idea of plant and flower inspired pieces.

What materials do you most enjoy working with?
I enjoy working with natural stones, pearls, sea shells, and glass crystals. There is a certain beauty that comes from an object that was taken out of the ground. It is a unique beauty that I try to capture in my jewelry.

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Mermaid's Garden

Share Your Background

When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
It began as a hobby. I have always been a crafty person. I was always making things. When I started making jewelry, I knew that this is a hobby that I will be doing for a long time. At first I was just making jewelry for myself, then my friends wanted me to make them jewelry, then I started giving them out as gifts. I worked at a craft store, so it was easy to find the supplies I needed.

How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®?
I worked at a craft store that sold magazines. I picked up a copy of Bead and Button, in it was an ad for Fire Mountain. I instantly thought this was a convenient way to get supplies to fuel my hobby.

What other hobbies do you have?
I like doing other crafts, making handmade cards, scrapbooking, flower arrangements, cooking and gardening.

Beading Success

What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
Jewelry making is a form of relaxation for me. Once I begin working on a piece, it's like I enter a stress free state.

If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
I attend local craft fairs at schools and churches. Jewelry by Marli is also on Facebook.

Do you participate in any charity fundraisers?
Yes, I donate to my kids' high school and participate in the charity fundraisers that they hold for the school and other charities.

Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Don't let anyone say that your work is not good enough; it is the product of your creativity.