|Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
Rocky Gap, Virginia
Describe your artistic style.
Crazy, depends on my mood.
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
What materials do you most enjoy working with?
Fabric, paint, seed beads
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Gypsy Lee Doll
What inspired this design?
I wanted to use all the glass beads I wanted.
How did it come together?
It started as a plan. After the doll part was done, it took on a life of its own. It kind of told me how it wanted to be done.
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
I have always been crafty. Most of the time I would just buy the supplies and work until I learned how to do the craft.
Who introduced you to beading?
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
What other hobbies do you have?
Paint, drawing, doll making, tying, fishing flies.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
At work. The women there can't wait for the next new thing.
Do you participate in any charity fundraisers?
Yes. Relay for life, local food bank. Anybody that asks if I can help, I will. You never know when you yourself will need help.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
As long as you are happy with your work, that's all that matters. I had a lot of people who saw this doll, told me it was ugly.
View all of Katrina's designs in the Gallery of Designs.