What inspired this design? The items I had and just trying until I got what I wanted.
How did it come together? For example, did you plan it out or did it define itself once you began working? I knew the material I wanted to use. Then I worked on the piece and it came together as I did the piece. Sometimes it takes several times to get what I feel is right.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading? My daughter-in-law got me into it. I have always enjoyed making things but she got me to work with beads.
Do you have an artistic background? Nothing special. Just whatever comes my way.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®? Beading magazine.
What other hobbies do you have? Sewing, crocheting, gardening, raising chickens, beef, my dog, so it is any and all I can do with my hands.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life? I work on jewelry when I need to take my mind off things I do not want to worry about. Peaceful time.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry? I sell mine on the Etsy website.
Do you participate in any charity fundraisers? I have made items to be given as prizes at our local hospital that works with rehab patients.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists? Go for it, you never know what it will do for you as a person or for others.