Meet Martha Sintz of Birmingham, MI, who has been creating beautiful jewelry for more than 10 years. The emphasis of her designs is on color as well as creating pieces that are striking enough to be the centerpiece around which the wearer builds her clothing and other accessories.
What inspired you to start creating your artwork & how did you turn it into a business?
I went into a bead store in New York City with my daughter so she could pick up some materials for bracelets she was making as presents. Three hours later, I came out with over $300 in beads and a need to create jewelry with them that has never gone away. Working full time, I turned it into a business through twice yearly jewelry parties, an occasional show, networking and return business. Having recently retired, I am able to pursue jewelry creation full time.
What makes your artwork unique or distinctive?
I try to combine colors and different types of beads. Unique clasps and pendants are my trademark.
What do you most love about the creative process?
Finding new beads and combining them with my stock to create unique color combinations and designs.
What do you remember wanting to be when you grew up?
A psychoanalyst, until I met a few and found them to be very different from what I had visualized.
Do you have any notable awards or accomplishments?
My greatest accomplishment is having raised two children whom I really love and admire.
What do you enjoy doing besides making art?
Spending time with my family, reading and gardening.
You can find lots of Martha's fabulous jewelry designs at Yellow Door. Stay tuned for more fun and interesting info about Martha all week!
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