It’s time to get things running and a new blog hop is here. The Bead Peeps Swap N Hope 2016. This blog hop is hosted by Linda Arderson from Cherry On Top Designs. And for this year my partner is the sweet lady Kari Asbury from Hippie Chick Jewelry & Designs. Here are some of the beautiful jewelry designs that Kari create.
To meet each other a little bit more, we answered some guide questions that Linda gave us for this challenge. And look what Kari answered.
Why or how did you get started making jewelry?
I started making beaded wine and champagne glasses as gifts in 2000. I really enjoyed working with beads so I started to try a few simple stringing techniques. My business officially started in 2003 and shortly after that I discovered my true love, ART beads! I also started to move away from simple stringing into more wire wrapping and mix-media techniques.
What style(s) of jewelry do you like to make?
I really like to experiment…my creativity is driven mostly by my mood. I think my work would best be described as bohemian with a bit of rustic style mixed in.
What materials do you prefer to use (and which ones do you avoid?
I will experiment with any type of materials except seed beads…I only use them for filler once in a while in large holed beads. Otherwise I am game to try any materials.
What techniques do you prefer (and are there any you don’t like)?
I love to try new techniques! I often look for new things to try in my jewelry to keep things fresh and keep my muse creative. I don’t do any seed beads, bead weaving or wire weaving…tried it, hated it!
What colors do you use most, and which do you run screaming from?
I really love all colors. I enjoy trying new color variations and tend to make a point to find ways to use a color if I feel especially challenged by it. I do tend to gravitate towards purples, greens and blues. Those would be my absolute favorites to work with.
Other random trivia:
I am a wife and mother of 2 grown children. I am also mom to several dogs and 2 cats…and I say mom because they are part of the family! I love to create, learn, spend time with family and cooking and baking…homemade cheesecake…YUM!
I really enjoy this interview… don’t you? and every single photo of those beautiful designs that Kari create. Delight yourself seeing beautiful design and supporting her job clicking here. See on my next post revealing what Kari send me and what I create.