Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Contest 2010 featuring Seed Beads
Grand Prize Silver Medal Winner
Category: Home Décor and Doll
||Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
Westerly, Rhode Island
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
What materials do you most enjoy working with?
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Home on the Plains Zebra Head
What inspired this design?
How did it come together? For example, did you plan it out or did it define itself once you began working?
It was planned out.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
About 15 years ago, I started with one class and it grew from there.
Who introduced you to beading?
Blanche--from Beads by Blanche in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Do you have an artistic background?
I was always artistic, as was my mother. She sent me to art lessons at a young age.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
Ads in Bead and Button magazine and Beadwork magazine.
What other hobbies do you have?
Bead crochet, reading and cooking.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
It plays a major part in my life. I usually spend a couple hours a day working on it.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
I don't use my beadwork to generate income. I enter contests and my website is: www.pksstudios.com
View all of Paula's designs in the Gallery of Designs.