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kristinl999 on Jun 23, 2015
Beautiful colors, striking design. Looks fancy but easy to wear with casual clothes too
I wanted to create beautiful jewelry I could wear.
Although I started making earrings many years ago, last year I started taking workshops in wire wrapping at my local bead store - Tatnuck Bead. I started creating jewelry for myself and friends. They encouraged me to start selling jewelry, since I was making more jewelry pieces than I could possibly wear.
Believe it or not my studio is a chair and table in the corner of my living room. I actually create the pieces right in my lap on a bead tray. It is important that I be comfortable when I create so I sit in a recliner.
Like creating a mosaic, my jewelry creation process is very piecemeal. It may start with gathering bags of beads that work well together because of their shape, pattern or color. Recently I found some gorgeous blue and orange lamp work beads and imagined them with blue sea glass and bright orange beads. I was thrilled when I was able to match the colors. Somehow through the process of gathering and sorting I can see patterns and create harmony.
My favorite beads to work with are Agate, Amethyst, Carnelian, Jade, Jasper, Labradorite, Lamp-work , Pearls, Raku, Sea Glass and Turquoise Howlite,
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My assistants Xiao Fu and Chow are my constant companions in the studio. They are the inspiration for my shop name, because I am crazy about cats and I love working with silver wire and gemstones!
Owner, Designer, Maker
I have been involved with the arts my whole life, so I am very comfortable with color! I have dabbled in painting, printmaking, mosaics and landscaping. Although I started making earrings many years ago, last year I learned to work with silver wire.
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