Entrevista - Firemountaingems

Como sabrán el collar Snowflake Goddess está entre los finalistas del concurso organizado por Firemountaingems en la categoria de semipreciosa. Aquí les dejo la entrevista hecha despues de haber sido seleccionada como finalista. Los resultados finales no han sido publicados.

Clarlin Rivera

Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?

In Belgium.

Describe your artistic style.

When working with metals I like the contemporary style with simple lines, but with character. When working with gemstones the style can be from classic to very modern, it depends on what I'm making.

What inspires you as a designer-artist?

I could say that everything around me inspires me. One day I can get inspired by a building and another day I can be inspired by a color!

What materials do you most enjoy working with?

I like working with gemstones as they give me the opportunity to experiment with colors in my designs, but I really love working with metals as I can shape it any way I want.

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?

Snowflake Goddess

What inspired this design?

For this design I let the gemstones inspire me. I like the mysterious look of the snowflake obsidian and I gave it some freshness by adding the red coral.

When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading?

I started making jewelry in 2006 after taking Jewelry Design classes in Kaloga, a design studio in Puerto Rico.

What role does jewelry-making play in your life?

Jewelry-making is all I live for. I love the idea of making something special for somebody. There is a little bit of me in every piece of jewelry I make and every piece is as unique as the wearer.

If you used jewelry-making as a way to bring in income, how are you selling yourself and your jewelry?

At the moment I have a blogspot: http://jewelrybycr.blogspot.com where I showcase some of my work.

Any advice for aspiring jewelry-artists?

Just follow your dreams, because dreams do come true! Believe in yourself and never give up.


Aretes "Lime"

Aretes en plata .925 y cristal checo planchado de color verde.
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Collar "Babero" - Cleopatra

La idea principal era crear un collar tipo babero, pero en realidad no sabia que forma tomaría. De un momento a otro pensé en Cleopatra "La Reina del Nilo".
El color y su corte de pelo me inspiraron de tal forma que incorporé esas lineas rectas en el diseño del collar, así como también el color dorado asiendo alusión a los adornos de oro que ponia en su pelo. Para darle un poco de color añadí cristales Swarovski en color rojo.
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