Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Double Duty Necklaces from Magdalinen

I've had my eye on Jolanta's work for a few months now, and I'm pleased to share a bit of her creation process with you all today, all the way from Latvia. And, of course, to share a few images of her work. I love the pieces that can do double duty as a necklace and headband because as a person who's seriously indecisive about many things, I love the thought of having that flexibility. Not to mention the whole two-for-the-price-of-one business! So now, sit back, scroll down, and enjoy Jolanta's combination of delicate crochet, linen flowers and natural fibers.

Name: Jolanta Beinarovica
Location: Latvia

How did you learn to crochet and create accessories?
 I've always loved to crochet. My grandma and her sister were great craftsmen and did crocheting as well. I think that I've inherited this talent from them.

What inspires you to create?
I live in the countryside and one of the basic inspiration sources for me is nature. Inspiration for me comes from everything I feel, I see or I hear all around.

Is this your fulltime work?

My 9 month old baby is my fulltime work for now, but still I create when it's possible.

How do you balance your creative pursuits with the demands of daily life?
Sometimes it's really very hard to balance the creative part of my life with the daily life. But I'm happy for each challenge as it strengthens and develops my personality. The kind words, thankfulness, happiness and positive feedback I receive from my customers gives me strength and more inspiration to go on and create again. I'm heartily glad if my creations can make someone happy!

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