Name: Ely Stuart
Business Name: Shine Designs
Where are you from?: Queenstown New Zealand
What do you sell at the market?: I make and sell a range of beaded jewellery. Bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces made from Japanese glass beads that will often feature crystals and gemstones.
Why did you choose to work in the medium you do?: I choose to work with Japanese glass beads because I love how fine and delicate they are, so uniform but also so unique in the colours they offer.
What do you love about the market?: I love the atmosphere of the market, and being able to meet my customer face to face sharing creative thoughts and general appreciation for crafts and design, I always look forward to Saturdays and coming down to the markets!
What's the one thing you can't live without?: The one thing I cant live without is probably music. I always have music playing while im creating, it helps to inspire me and helps to create an environment that's stimulating and uplifting.
What has been your biggest adventure?: My biggest adventure was my trip to Tokyo Japan. It was an adventure in itself navigating may through the streets of the craft and bead district, selecting new an interesting beads to feature in my works. This was so inspiring.
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