Anita M. Russell

Cold Starry Night

Anita M. Russell

Beside Still Waters
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2015 featuring Crystal

Anita M. Russell

The Joy of the Lord Angel

Anita M. Russell

Then Sings My Soul Angel

Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
I live in a wonderful woodland setting called Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
My style is a little off the road most traveled. I make angel pins. Not with a traditional look but the way I see angels. I am inspired by a color, a texture, or a shape. Usually I pick one piece of my angel and build focusing on how that piece can make my total effort come alive.

What medium do you work with mostly?
I really like wire and the look you can achieve with it. Couple the wire with just the right gem or stone and miracles happen. I am a lover of used or found items. I couple them with your pieces to make a one-of-a-kind treasure.

Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making?
I think it was a God thing.

Where and how do you sell your jewelry?
I am on Etsy: I sell through local businesses and large craft fairs in the area. I also sell a book which Fire Mountain Gems carries on making angel pins: "Hand to Heart an Easy Guide to Making Angel Pins".

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Cold Starry Night

What inspired this design?
I was inspired by the stone itself, with its icy blue color.

How did it come together?
Each and every design is different for most artists. I design around the piece I wish to be the focus and the rest as they say - is history.

View all of Anita's designs in the Gallery of Designs.

What inspired you to donate your bead(s) to Circle of Hope?

My Daughter "Julie" now recovering from Breast Cancer.