There are so many ways in which we can define our own signature jewelry styles, from materials, techniques, and colors, to the way that we combine them. One jewelry artist whose designs really make in impact is Arnaz of Osofree Jewelry. Her one of a kind combinations of gemstones, faux leather, chain and beads are stunning and memorable.
Inspriational Beading: When did you first get started with jewelry design?
Arnaz: I started showing interest in jewelry design way back in 2004 after acquiring my degree in fine art, and so I took a course in fine jewelry design at GIA California. I later decided to launch my own line of fashion jewelry.
Inspriational Beading: Do you remember your first piece? Where is it today?
Arnaz: The first piece I designed and fabricated was a necklace made up of glued bits of an old chunky fashion ring back when I was in college. I don't know where it is today but I sure did get a lot of compliments for it!
Inspriational Beading: What kinds of beads do you like to use the most?
Arnaz: My favorites are gemstone beads, the varieties and colors available today just amaze me.
Inspriational Beading: Where do you look for your favorite inspiration?
Arnaz: My best source of inspiration is Mother nature and all her gorgeous creations!
Inspriational Beading: What’s the most interesting or unique thing about your design process?
Arnaz: I just go with the flow and try to do things as uniquely as possible. I rarely have a plan when I work and am always surprised at the outcome!
Inspriational Beading: Do you have a favorite color to work with?
Arnaz: No real favourite color really but I like bright vibrant hues.
Arnaz: I love shell, wood, cotton cord and other natural materials.
Inspriational Beading: What is the most exciting design in your shop right now? What makes it special?
Arnaz: This piece - Folk Bib Necklace - excites me the most! I really wanted to achieve something that was quirky and ugly cute and was thrilled with what I came up with!
Inspriational Beading: Who do you hope to inspire with your work?
Arnaz: I hope to inspire any designer or artist who wants to be unique and not be bound or restricted with specific materials or styles, thus the name "Osofree"!
You can see more gorgeous handmade jewelry at Osofree on Etsy. Following along with Arnaz on Facebook and Twitter to see her latest designs and inspirations.
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