Donna Sassano

Donna Sassano

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2010 featuring 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 BeadsĀ®?
A friend.

What other hobbies do you have?
Origami, crocheting and painting.

Beading Success

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.