|Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
I am inspired by science, specifically molecules. I am also interested in Goth style, which causes me to use a lot of black, purple, and red. I also get excited when presented with anything shiny, so that normally gets thrown in too.
What medium do you work with mostly?
I mostly work with seed beads and bicones, but I like to work with other stones as well (e.g. cabochons).
Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making?
I became interested when I took a beading class at my stitching guild. One of the experts was teaching a tubular herringbone bracelet, and I fell in love with the medium.
Where and How do you sell your jewelry?
I want to start an Etsy, but as a college student, I don't have too much time. I have a Facebook side account dedicated to my jewelry, but for the moment, it is dormant.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
What inspired this design?
I checked out a book on tubular peyote and saw a pattern that inspired the design. I love the gold and the multiple colors in the piece, as I normally prefer to work with silver and one or two colors.
How did it come together?
I planned it out, and had to make a few minor changes along the way. It was the first time I worked with beading wire and crimp beads. I shredded several lengths of beading wire by accident before I got the necklace to stay together.