I am going to try and get back to featuring one artist a month (maybe more, maybe less!) on my blog.
How long have you been working in your medium?
I made my first wirewrapped piece 3 years ago. I had a handful of lampwork beads that I had made that I was so proud of. I made a simple necklace with sterling silver wire and the lampwork beads and my passion for wire wrapping grew from then on.
What is your favorite thing about your art?
I would have to say its the wonderful feeling I get after I've created something beautiful out of simple wire with my own two hands.
What's your favorite piece?
My favorite piece is my Dragonfly Pendant. I love dragonflies!
What's the hardest piece you've ever made?
The Dragonfly Pendant was the hardest piece I've ever made. I actually worked on this idea for several months. I gave up on it numerous times and would toss it aside until a new idea hit me. Attaching the wings to the body was my biggest problem I had, and the idea came to me one night just as I was falling asleep. I jumped up out of bed and sketched my idea down on a piece of paper so I would'nt forgot it the next morning. LOL!
Who or what inspires you?
I've been inspired by so many wonderful artist, Sandy Cowan, Iza Malczyk, and Sharilyn Miller to name a few. I also find inspiration in my natural suroundings, a walk in the woods, camping trips, and even when I'm working in my yard.
What's your favorite inspirational saying?
My favorite inspirational saying is:
If you can Dream it, you can do it.
What's one thing you've never done you always wanted to do?
I would love to travel the world.