HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN CREATING?
To me, beading is a hobby. I discovered the beading world in 2004. As far back as I can remember, I have always liked handcrafts:, cross stitch, knitting. It all began in my childhood already. Surrounded by dressmakers – my mother and my grandmother – I guess I’ve been influenced, but I was always fascinated! Beading was obviously the next step for me.
HOW DID YOU LEARN JEWELRY-MAKING? DID ANYONE EVER GIVE YOU GREAT ADVICE?
I mostly like peyote stitch and bead embroidery. I discovered a beading forum in 2004 and I bought “Cristaligne” (the magazine of Marielle Eloy, a Belgian artist) by which I learned to bead. Thereafter, mainly on the internet, Bead&Button magazine, books by authors like Jean Power and Jean Campbell.
In 2008, I was taking class with Jean Power for a wonderful geometric beadwork weekend and I’ve learned from her that “it’s all about experimenting, never be afraid to try something out.”