Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2010 featuring Swarovski crystal
||Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
Country Club Hills, Illinois
Describe your artistic style.
A little contemporary with a bit of steampunk style and classic style.
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
I was born an artist and just like making jewelry.
What materials do you most enjoy working with?
Sterling silver, gold-filled, pearls and garnet.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Crystal Drapes Necklace
What inspired this design?
I was looking to make more of a classy necklace.
How did it come together?
I really don't plan any of my work out, it just comes together.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
A friend asked me to make a necklace and so I did.
Who introduced you to beading?
I think the simple format jewelry to start with.
Do you have an artistic background?
Again, I was born an artist.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
What other hobbies do you have?
Origami, crocheting and painting.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
I have sold some jewelry at Bella Vita in Honewood Illinois.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Follow your dream.