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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Collette Collins

The Artisan Group is proud to announce this week's Artist Spotlight Feature is Collette Collins of Firefly Myst Artisan Jewelry!


We caught up with Collette and asked her a few questions about her stoneware jewelry line, and her experiences so far working with TAG. Here's what she said:

Tell us a little bit about your shoppe. 
I never imagined myself as a jewelry designer. The kit my husband gave me as a Christmas gift in 2007 sat in a closet for almost two years before I even tried my hand at it. So in the summer afternoon in 2009 I pulled the kit off the closet shelf. Within a short time, I was hooked. After my husband offered to make me some custom stoneware beads and focals, the idea behind Firefly Myst Artisan Jewelry came to life. Shortly after establishing my Etsy shop in 2010, I added my jewelry supplies to my shop.

What is your favorite product from your shoppe and why? 
Firefly Myst Artisan Jewelry Etsy shop has a collection of handcrafted bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, as well as jewelry supplies for designers. My favorite piece is the sun/moon face bracelet.

When you're not handcrafting your designer line of raku and stoneware jewelry, what are your hobbies? 
When I am not designing products for my shop, I spend time working out at the gym, traveling, and hanging out at the pool. During the school year, I spend my days with twenty great fifth-grade students. I sell my work locally in stores and art studios. During the summer I do art shows near the shores of Lake Huron. One of my raku designs won third place, and was featured in the issue of Stringing Magazine, Summer 2009.

What do you like best about The Artisan Group? 
As a member of The Artisan GroupFirefly Myst Artisan Jewelry participated in the 2012 GBK MTV Movie Awards Celebrity Gifting Lounge in Hollywood, CA. I have also gifted talk show host and TV chef, Rachael Ray and singer Paula Abdul, as a member of TAG. What I like about being a member of The Artisan Group is the opportunity to network with other small-business owners like myself. TAG provides support and guidance in sales and marketing strategies, also.

Collette recently participated as a display participant in a luxury celebrity gift lounge on June 1-2, 2012 at L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, in honor of the The 2012 MTV Movie Awards Nominees and Presenters.


Catcophony said...

What a wonderful feature, Collette!

Judy A in Idy said...

Hi Collette! I truly enjoyed reading this interview and getting to know more about you. Your jewelry is beautiful.

Sherry's Jewelry said...

Great feature Collette!

joanne/drawntoletters said...

Very nice story,Colette. Love your energy and teamwork in the design focals!

CraftsMaiden said...

Collette, your work is just beautful. I too enjoyed reading and learning more about you not only as an artist but as a person. Keep up the good work. And I have a little saying that I came up with several months ago that I would like to end with. Keep Living The Crafting Life!!

fireflymyst said...

Thank you all so much!

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