Sunday, July 27, 2008

FEATURED ETSY SHOP - BEADED ORIGINALS

No matter how many different artists and types of mediums I have run across since doing "features" on Etsy artists and others, I'm always thrilled to see the versatility and creativity that abounds! I'm happy to have this talented artist out here on DZFANTASY for all of us to enjoy! Please read what she has to say about herself and her work....then be sure to visit her shop out on Etsy - BEADED ORIGINALS!

What led you to start creating your art/craft?
My mother has always been very crafty, and she began making jewelry a long time ago. I decided to follow in her footsteps, so we actually make the jewelry together now!

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?
I love jewelry myself, as most women do, but I would see things in stores and say, I can make this, for half the price! So I started making my own stuff, got a lot of comments on it, and it blossomed from there.

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?
It's so relaxing. I can take my mind off of stressful things in my life, and focus on making my jewelry.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?
Watermelon, because its a colorful fruit that people love to eat in the summer. I chose a watermelon because I love to use colors and I love to use leaves, which are alive and beautiful in the summer!!

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?
I would love to make quilts. I have quilts that have been passed down in my family for generations, and I think that is so cool. I would love to create something for my children that they can keep forever (when I have them).

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?
That we value beautiful and natural things!

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?
Don't be afraid to put yourself out there! If you love what you do, there are plenty of other people who will love it too!!

Thanks, Beaded Originals, for taking the time to share your thoughts and lovely jewelry!! Be sure to visit this shop as all the work is quite lovely!!


2 comments:

Beat Black said...

love question number 4! a very creative interview :)

jillian said...

This is an awesome blog. Thanks for sharing your interview. I will def be back!
XOXO
Jillian