Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2010 featuring Swarovski crystal
||Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
Describe your artistic style.
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
Nature, things and people around me.
What materials do you most enjoy working with?
Silver, found items, glass beads.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Sparkling Waters Bracelet
What inspired this design?
The beach and the colors of the ocean on a sunny day.
How did it come together?
It had a mind of its own. I did not plan it out.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
I recently was part of the downsizing trend, so I went back to school and started with graphic design, so I just started taking classes on metal and jewelry.
Who introduced you to beading?
Started on my own.
Do you have an artistic background?
I always enjoyed making things.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
Search engine on the internet.
What other hobbies do you have?
What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
This is very relaxing thing to do. I would this to be full-time, but at this time, it is just part-time.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
Enter contests, word of mouth, Etsy.
Do you participate in any charity fundraisers?
I am looking to start with beads of courage.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Keep beading, get DVD's, books, talk to people.