2009 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest
Where do you live?
Liberty Hill, Texas
Describe your artistic style.
Everyday working jewelry for the office, except this piece, which was created for a future daughter-in-law.
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
Clothes, different beads
What materials do you most enjoy working with?
Crystals, pearls and unique beads
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
What inspired this design?
My future daughter-in-law and a picture of a necklace she wanted.
How did it come together? For example, did you plan it out or did it define itself once you began working?
I planned it out.
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?
I bought a piece to carry keys from a big box store, but it didn't go with everything.
Who introduced you to beading?
Myself and a co-worker.
Do you have an artistic background?
Not really. I work in a retail store and get to create wall displays with clothes, shoes, and jewelry.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®?
From a co-worker who ordered from Fire Mountain Gems.
What other hobbies do you have?
Reading and Sudoku
What role does jewelry-making play in your life?
Mostly hobby for now, would like to pursue a career for retirement.
If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?
I entered the Fire Mountain Gems contest and had one show for friends.
Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?
Just start experimenting and sharing with family and friends.
Princess Bride was a finalist in the 2009 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest.