i. I work as a Jewelry Designer.
ii. I do this creative work because:
I’ve never really liked store bought jewelry so I started making my own. I like the idea of wearing something that is made with thought and purpose.
iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work:
An overactive imagination along with persistence.
iv. The greatest challenges around doing this work are:
Staying on point. It’s really easy to start working on a new collection, then get excited by a little twist or variation. Days can go by without one single piece being completed.
v. Creative childhood hobbies were:
Painting and photography.
vi. Other creators who inspire you:
Surprisingly are mostly photographers and guitar players.
vii. Training that has helped me in this career:
Has pretty much been trial and error, which has resulted in many “happy accidents”.
viii. A common trap that can hurt people in this career:
Is following the money instead of the creative process.
ix. Some proud career moments are:
Every time I have been accepted into a juried event. I am always humbled when my work has been acknowledged.
x. If you want to work in my field:
I suggest that you really fine tune and identify your creative vision, then carve out a niche for yourself. Jewelry design is very competitive.
xi. A professional goal I have for the future:
Would be to sell my designs at Circle Craft in Vancouver.
xii. If you want to see my work:
• Check out my website, www.ebbandflodesigns.com
• I will be at the Nifty for Fifty market on April 14th in Vancouver, come on by! 2019 Nifty for Fifty