Describe your artistic style. My style is urban, fun and colorful.
What inspires you as a designer-artist? I love creating things from nothing, using my hands. I love fashion and wanted to start small, so I decided handmade jewelry would be first.
What materials do you most enjoy working with? Clay, wood beads and urban colors that complement each other.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? Lady Bobbie Necklace
What inspired this design? The bold and glamorous woman who loves to make a statement.
How did it come together? No planning, I just started creating as I went on and this was what I ended up with.
Share Your Background:
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading? Actually, I just started jewelry-making in October 2009.
Who introduced you to beading? My mom
Do you have an artistic background? Yes, I've been into art since I was a little girl, to express my emotions.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®? Searching for wholesale beading supplies for my business.
What other hobbies do you have? Cooking, designing clothes, cosmetologist, drawing, painting, singing and dancing
What role does jewelry-making play in your life? It's a full-time career now that I own my fashion business!
If you use jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry? I have a website.
Do you participate in any charity fundraisers? I will soon be making bracelets to fund TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network).
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists? In order to be a great leader in life, you first have to learn how to follow. Fire Mountain instructional videos inspired me to a world of opportunity, learning to use my own techniques, ideas and assembly. They can help you, too.