I am a jewelry designer and mixed media artist living in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have been making jewelry since I was a teenager. I am now a full-time jewelry designer with dreams of owning my own brick and mortar shop. In the meantime, I sell my designs on Etsy and specialize in custom designs for special occasions as well as giving new life to customer's favorite vintage or broken jewelry pieces by working them into a brand new, one of a kind design.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I'm an inspired by classic vintage styles and try to incorporate them into popular trends in the industry when I can. I am also inspired by the creative and amazingly talented designers I am privileged to work with at Beadalon as well as the designers and artists I have gotten to know through Etsy. They inspire me to push the limits of what I can do and to try new techniques and styles.
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AS A JEWELRY DESIGNER?
My greatest accomplishments as a jewelry designer are in the small victories of learning a new technique. I am constantly learning and trying new things. When I learn a new technique it opens a new creative door for me and I can look at my older designs with fresh eyes and find new inspiration within my own work.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR WORK?
Jewelry design is a creative outlet for me. It is very therapeutic to create pieces of jewelry. It allows me time to be alone with my thoughts and decompress after a long or particularly stressful day.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BEADING OR JEWELRY MAKING TECHNIQUE?
I am currently obsessed with bead stitching/weaving on and off a loom however, I am always learning new things and find myself hooked on whatever new technique I've learned for weeks at a time. Ask me again in a month and you'll likely get a different answer!
LIST YOUR FAVORITE TOP 10 OR MORE BEADALON PRODUCTS:
- Quick Links
- Sparkle Handle Pliers Tool Set
- 49 Strand 24K Gold Plated Stringing Wire
- Wire Guardians
- Sparkle Crimp Covers
- Upper Clasp
- Solid Rings
- Peanut Connectors (as seen with Quick Links)