a visit with: Erica Bello

Over the next few months leading up to our November market, Tuesday through Thursday we'll be showcasing one of our 2012 market artists, their work, and a little peek at where they make the magic happen. We hope you'll enjoy this new series, where we'll ask the same questions of each of our makers. 

You'll get to know a little bit about our talented makers and what inspires them, read about their favorite ways to recharge their creativity, and learn what experience has shown them to be an invaluable piece of the puzzle in selling their work. Come November, won't it be great to walk into a room filled with inspiring, familiar faces? We think so, too!

Today we're delighted to spend some time with talented jewelry artist and first time Second Storie vendor, Erica Bello...

a visit with:

- Erica Bello - 

What first inspired you to create/make what you do now?
I started making jewelry in high school. I was really interested in the idea of combining art and function.

Your advice for someone just starting out
and wanting to sell their work?
Work your butt off! But don't forget to take time away from your work, it often gives you a fresh perspective.

- her workspace -

Three things or people who inspire you?
I never thought nature would inspire me, but I recently took a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and have never been so 
awe-struck. Two of my favorite jewelers are Lauren Markley 

- her work -

Favorite way to take a break/recharge your creative batteries?
Getting outside is the best remedy for sitting at a 
jewelers bench all day.

Get to know more about Erica here:


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