Digital Beading Magazine Issue 15 - Page 28

DBM: What do you think her strengths are in jewellery-design? Sally: She is a natural as well as a trained artist, more daring than I. She has been exposed to a large variety of mediums and brings that experience to the table when we are creating.  DBM: How do your individual styles complement one another? Sally: Shannon encourages me to try new designs and to “get out of the box”.  She is fearless! Her metal clay and bead components are often the inspiration behind my finished pieces. DBM: Any creative goals for Sunroom Studios in 2015? Sally: My goal for 2015 is to focus on our more successful lines of finished jewelry and components and to add a few new lines of jewelry designs as well as to get a larger online presence while continuing to teach. DBM: Loved this necklace design – can you tell us about how you created it? Sally: This was a class sample that I made for a riveting and sawing class I was teaching. Starting with two 2 inch squares of copper sheet I sawed out the negative space around the tree on one sheet and textured it. I added a patina to the second sheet. This piece is set with telescoping rivets. The bee was enameled and then attached before setting the rivets. See more of Sally’s work at and contact her via email