Thursday, March 15, 2012

Interview of Avalon Myst Creations

"Hello Myria!
Delightful to connect with you.  Here are the answers to your questions:"

What is your art/craft and how long have you been doing it? 
1./ Portraiture in chalk, graphite, and oils started since I was 11.
2./ Jewelry design professionally since 2008 after studying lampworking, and metalsmithing with several independent craftspeople.

What got you started? 
My maternal grandparents were Austrian crystal merchants and my father was a technical illustrator in Alsace, where I was born so I had access to materials at a very early age. After working twenty years in the film industry, I wanted to create jewelry and art that would make everyone feel as special as the celebrities with whom I worked.

Are there any other arts and crafts that you would like to try your hand at? If so, why? 
My aunt and grandmother taught me to knit and I'd like to revisit that in greater detail to create lacework for family and friends.

What are your favorite materials to use? 
I love watching molten glass take shape under the flame, and weaving Swarovski crystals into my jewelry with Japanese seed beads brings sparkle in my customer's eyes !

What and/or who inspires you? (you can use people's Etsy shops and/or websites as examples) 
Nature, mythology, the stones themselves each have a song, my customers inspire me to create very personal signature pieces with their energy blueprints in mind.


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