"To me, jewelry making is drawing, design, sculpture, and craft. It's art embodied in a tiny object, one that can be worn to become a part of the person wearing it."
Michelle is an incredibly talented jewelry designer and creator based in New York City. I came across her shop and was instantly in love. I'm sure you will be, too. Read on for an interview and a generous giveaway!
What kind of mediums do you use and why?
I use sterling silver and gold, as well as semi-precious stones and diamonds. I want to use real precious metals and stones of value as I want my jewelry to be kept and worn for many years.
What made you decide to sell on etsy?
It seemed like the perfect platform to test my designs and the ease of setting up my shop was of great appeal.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I find inspiration in many things small and large, natural and man-made, living and inert. Every piece of jewelry is made by hand and is therefore unique.
What is your favorite music to craft by?
I listen to independent music or classical. Often i listen to NPR to take a break from music.
When it's cold outside...I wish it was snowing
When I'm hungry...I think about my mom's cooking.
When I need a boost...I drink earl grey tea with cream.
I wish I was/were... scuba diving in the tropics.
If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be... peace
If I could have coffee with anyone, it would be...dostoyevsky
If you were an animal, what would you be? A bird
What's your favorite piece of your own? the open mouth snake ring
What are your favorite blogs/websites right now? scubaboard.com
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Fine print: Giveaway begins when it is posted and ends at 11:59pm pacific standard time October 4, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on October 5, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. Michelle will ship anywhere in the world!