Metamorphosis: A Venetian Mask Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2014 featuring Seed Beads Gold Medal Prize Winner Category: Home Décor and Doll
Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live? Portland, Oregon
What inspires you as a designer-artist? Nature is my inspiration for all my creativity, from flowers to marine life. I am fascinated by color which has no boundaries only possibilities. From architecture I see forms, and endless construction possibilities.
What medium do you work with mostly? Beads, though I have recently taught myself to make silk ribbon for jewelry making and I am fascinated by color yet again. I work in both bead embroidery and bead weaving and have for several decades.
Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making? As a teenager growing up in the sixties, long dangle earrings, loomed necklaces and my favorite bead-embroidered jeans jackets.
Where and How do you sell your jewelry? I have two shops on etsy.