What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am constantly reading and practicing new ways and designs and watching tutorials.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I am blessed to be a talented artist of many facets of art and have been creating all of my life. When I started making jewelry, it just took over...I love it and can't get enough.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I made a beadwork necklace that was themed after a local art show and festival. It was the Geneva Grape Jamboree in Ohio. I bead bezeled a purple magnesite focal piece in purple glass seed beads and made purple seed bead grapes in different ways and attached these to the necklace. It had a bohemian flair to it and I was happy with the way it turned out and it sold! :)
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
As a jewelry artisan, I work hours, days and sometimes weeks to create some pieces depending upon the complexity of the design.