Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Handmade Wednesday Featuring Rootiebirds

Handmade Wednesday

by Melissa Creamer, Crafter of Chrysalis Jewelry

Welcome to Handmade Wednesday. Each Wednesday, I will feature a crafter or artist you should know about! Are you ready to see who I have picked for this week? Let's get started.
This week I am proud to feature Rootiebirds, a Nebraska based artist who makes the most wonderful gemstone beaded creations. I interviewed her this week and this is what she had to say.

MC - Tell us a little bit about your handmade business
Kate, Owner of Rootiebirds
Rootiebirds -I make passion is working with gemstones, but I love branching out and trying new things….my latest is wire wrapping and soon i want to try leather and metal smithing

MC - How long have you been in business?
Rootiebirds -I've officially been in business for almost a year now
MC - Did your business start as a hobby?
RootiebirdsYes, it started quite innocently…a friend needed some help beading and I immediately became addicted. I've never lost the love for it….it has grown…I call it my longest lasting love affair.
Garnet Orbital Resonance
MC - Where do you get your design inspiration from?
RootiebirdsI get design inspiration from so many places, people, and ideas. I love nature, odd things, art, patterns…there is inspiration everywhere
MC - Tell us about a piece you designed that you are still blown away by.
RootiebirdsMy latest piece is something that blew me out of the water. I call it the Seven Sisters. It is not quite finished yet but it involves some pretty fierce wrapping of copper and gemstones. 
KatyDid Orbital Resonance

MC- What is the one thing you have learned by trial and error that you wish you could go back and tell yourself when you started?
RootiebirdsI learn everything by trial and error…that's just how I roll…best way to learn. The only thing I would tell myself is to stay true to my vision…not get sidetracked…and to remember that everything is unfolding as it should…be patient.
Amethyst Tapestry

MC - Spread the love. Tell us about another handmade business you adore.
Rootiebirds - My most recent love affair is with Cobalt and Copper. Both her and her work are an inspiration to me.
MC - Free style. Tell me about anything I forgot to ask.
Rootiebirds - One thing I would like to add is that your biggest competition is also your greatest learning source, support and inspiration...always learn to lean on other people and in turn be open to being leaned upon
Sapphire Classic Single Braid

Thank you Kate for stopping in to talk to us about your beautiful creations! If you would like to get to know Rootiebirds better, be sure to become a fan on the Rootiebirds Facebook Page.  You can also send an email to her at
Specchio Maledetto

Please be sure to tune in next Wednesday when I feature another great crafter or artist. Until next week!
PS - Be sure to become a fan of Chrysalis Jewelry!

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