Bonnie J Rounds (or BJ Rounds) does just that. She creates beautiful jewels to adorn yourself with, called Adornments by BJ
Let's ask her a few questions :
- How did you get started ?
I bought my grandaughter a start up kit for jewelry making and she wasn't interested, so I decided to try it out. Got hooked and the rest if history!
- Are your creations limited editions or unique?
I consider my designs/creations unique.
- How long have you been doing it?
About 2 years but on Etsy for 14 months.
- Are you a professional artist or is this a hobby?
I consider myself a professional artist and have affiliations with artist groups.
- Where are you from?
Bellevue, WA for 23 years and then Wausau, WI for 28 yrs, then Franklin, TN for 11 yrs.
- How do you promote your work?
I post my photos on several sites; blog, business cards, my shop name and Etsy on the back of my suv, flyers, friends, family...
- Do you have any advice for fellow artists?
Persistance and promotion and alot of patience! Just keep those creative juices flowing and always try new styles, ideas, materials, etc
- On Blogging :
I blog on many different sites: blogspot, myspace, flickr, tribe (mostly on MySpace)
My MySpace URL is http://myspace.com/adornments_by_bj and I just opened a shop on Ruby Lane: http://www.rubylane.com/shops/bjadornments and I'm also on flickr.com as BJ's Adornments; Tribe.net profile URL is http://people.tribe.net/363aa1fc-c763-4366-9988-15e7d2978ed3 and I'm on IndiePublic (http://www.indiepublic.com/profile/AdornmentsbyBJ ) and IndieCollective, also Talentdatabase.com (http://www.talentdatabase.com/channels/8-Fashion/profiles/130501
Wow! So many venues, that's great.
- Anything else you'd like to add?
Have passion for your art and you will have extraordinary results in your creations.
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