Martha has been creating beautiful jewelry in Birmingham, MI, for more than 15 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 jobs have you had other than being an artist?
Paralegal specializing in estate planning and probate.
What are your goals for the future, both artistically and in life?
To retire from the legal field and make jewelry.
What are you currently working on?
Lots of earrings!
Do you have a fun story about an experience involving your artwork?
I got started in jewelry-making when I visited my daughter in New York City and went with her to a bead store to buy supplies for some bracelets she was making as gifts. I walked out $300 poorer and with a real desire to make jewelry. I have been doing so ever since!
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I hope it would be my age.
Do you have any tips or inspiring words for others?
Where do you gather most of your inspiration for your artwork?
Anywhere I can find color is my inspiration.
What is your strongest memory of your childhood?
Driving to Plymouth with our parents about once a month, meeting our grandparents at the Mayflower Hotel for lunch, and going home with our grandparents (who lived in Ann Arbor) for what was always a fun weekend.
What is your favorite...
Pet and/or animal: Panda Bear
Movie: Love Actually
Board Game: Chess
Best Cup of Coffee: My sister's
Ice Cream: Heath Bar
What superpower would you have and why?
Flying so I could visit my family members, who are spread all over the country, whenever I wanted.
What's the best piece of advice you've been given?
Just keep moving through it.
What's the one thing you can't live without?
You can find lots of Martha's fabulous jewelry designs at Yellow Door.