Pure and Simple- Sterling Wire Clef Earring with Aqua Freshwater Pearl
WELCOME, Rebecca and her Etsy shop, FUSCHIA BLOOM STUDIO. When you pay a visit to Rebecca's shop, you will find a lovely selection of simply elegant pieces of jewelry...ranging from earrings, necklaces, jewelry for brides and more.
FUSCHIA IN BLOOM STUDIO is having a 15% off sale on any item in the shop, running through September 27th, so be sure to hurry on over for a visit.
What led you to start creating your art/craft?
I originally started making jewelry over 15 years ago when I was in college studying marine illustration. I was getting bored with doing detailed line art and wanted to do something more three-dimensional.
How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?
I was originally inspired to make a wire necklace based on a piece that a friend had, and thus chose wire as my main medium. My materials have changed somewhat over the years ( I started with big, chunky pieces in steel and aluminum wire), but basically I use various small gauge wires (mostly sterling), freshwater pearls, gemstone beads and unusual vintage, crystal and glass beads to make my creations.
What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find most enjoyable?
I get inspired when I buy a batch of new beads in exciting colors, when I see artwork ,jewelry or even something in nature that I like, or when I look in a jewelry or bead magazine and see a new technique I want to try, then I rush to get to work!
If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable to describe your art/craft what would you choose and why?
I would have to say blueberry. It’s my favorite fruit and I think it is unusual looking but simple and a bold color. Sort of like my jewelry - I like simple but catchy designs and pick colors not for the faint of heart!
If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your creativity what would that be and why?
At the moment I also do linoleum printing and I am going to be selling it in my Etsy shop soon. I like it because it is a two dimensional medium, but has three dimensional qualities.
What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?
I think if you are inspired by what you do, you should stick with it even when times are tough!
Thanks, Rebecca for taking the time to share your thoughts and creativity with all of us. Your work is delightful and refreshing!
There's still time to get on over to FUSCHIA BLOOM STUDIO and get 15% off any item in the shop....now through Sept. 27th.