Before I became interested in art and design, I wanted to become a doctor. This interest lasted up until I was a junior in high school, when I discovered art class: painting and drawing soon became my new obsession. After my switch to the artistic world, I went to college got a degree etc etc. Soon after I was a full-time graphic designer fresh out of college. Although graphic design has a huge streak of creativity, I found myself forced to lay out dismal and lifeless designs (per customer wishes) I began to lose interest and even though I loved graphic design, I needed a more creative outlet. I wanted to have more control and put more creativity into what I was doing. You can see some of my older work here: www.annaheron.com
I had somewhat dabbled in beading and other crafts but was ready for something else. For some reason I was perusing the coursebook for the continuing education classes when I came across jewelry design classes. I signed up and just loved it! I had a great teacher and was so excited about turning ordinary silver into something that I had imagined. I loved it. I only took two beginner courses and managed to learn a variety of other techniques online. I'm still learning new things every time I visit the bench.
|Here's a picture of one of my favorite pieces: The Queen of the Ocean.|
Some things I would love to do if I ever get a break from the job and jewelry: reading, sewing, gardening, shopping, photography. I miss doing some of these things as often as I want.
It's all about balance...I'm getting there!!
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