Monday, May 14, 2007
Featured Artist of the Week
This week's featured artist is Bonny Jewelry. This is a great jewelry artist deserving of your attention. Here is our interview with the artist -
Briefly describe what you make?
Beautiful and affordable handcrafted beaded jewelry
What mediums do you enjoy working in most?
All types of glass. I especially love beautiful lampwork beads and other unusual glass beads that are unique in color/shape/texture, etc.
How long have you been creating craft?
I've crafted in different mediums since my aunt showed my embroidery as a child. Jewelry caught my attention because of the colors and the immediate gratification of having it "now" factor. I've been making jewelry for over a year.
How did you get started?
A friend of mine took me into a little bead store in Maine and it was all downhill from there - just couldn't help myself.
Where does the name of your shop come from?
My name, Bonny, has a Scottish origin meaning beautiful,fair,and pretty. So I decided to incorporate that into my shop name (not to mention I can remember it easily!) - Bonny Jewelry
What would you most want people to know about your work?
I want them to know that I really care about what I make (I actually agonize over some items)and want them to really like the items I sell. I also want them to have fun with the jewelry - it's a quirky,funky way to express yourself.
What words of advice do you have for other artists?
LOVE what you do and don't worry about trends. Trends change but when you love what you are doing, it will show in your work and you will stand out regardless.
Take a moment and visit Bonny Jewelry You will find some very lovely things. While you are at Etsy, please come over to Q Branch Ltd. to see the nice things that we also have to offer.