Today you are in for a Super Featured Artist Sunday with one of my newest followers of my etsy shop---love4rocks. My email caught her off guard and Nicole, the owner of love4rocks, was speechless!!
When she regained her voice, she told an interesting story. I am Nicole and I am originally from a tiny village in the Swiss Alps. Today I call the Pacific Northwest my home. I live with my hubby in a charming little apartment in Portland, OR. I do spend most of the year on the road, due to my work, but when I am home I call a corner in our office my artisan jewelry workshop.
1. When did you get started in your craft?
I have been crafting forever. I studied architecture, so I was involved with Art for a long time. I spent years with watercolor painting, went to scrap-booking, and found a couple of years ago my newest destiny – jewelry making.
My passion for jewelry comes from my fascination with gemstones, rocks and raw minerals. I try to let each stone tell me a story and then I try to showcase its simplicity and unique beauty. The inspiration and passion for my jewelry comes from my travels, from different cultures, from nature, from colors, and from the stone itself.
2. What is your favorite part of your chosen craft?
Often I find my inspiration in nature as I travel by foot, by air, or on the water. I always have a little notebook with me to write down any idea or inspiration that comes to me.
3. In five years, what would you like to be doing?
In a few years from now, I hope my shop has expanded and I am still as creative as I am now. I hope my unique style will develop and evolve with me. My dream is to do more metalsmithing art, as well as more wire wrapped pendants and rings. I will have a larger space :)
4. Is there anything else you would like to share?
I have just celebrated my 1 year anniversary on etsy. I have loved my time here and I am still overwhelmed with joy if one of my creations finds a new owner. I just created a special coupon code for this blog, please feel free to use BLOG10 and get 10% off. A simple way to get to my shop www.etsy.com/shop/love4rocks. or click on any picture!
Thank You, Nicole for sharing your story with us. Now it's our turn to share and show Nicole and love4rocks some love. Find your favorite items in her story, come back and share here. Since it is Super Bowl Sunday, some lucky post will win a pack of fern stationery from my store like this:
Thanks again, Nicole!