Rita Colimon: RitaYMA Jewelry

Email Address: rcolimon@gmail.com

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your business: I make custom fine silver (precious metal clayy/99.9% silver) jewelry along with wire wrapped necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. I started doing jewelry a number of years ago, when I was 11, and I started selling about 2.5 years ago. I like to make a lot of bold, statement pieces, that are all handmade and a little bit different.

Q: What are your favorite materials to work with? Precious Metal Clay/Fine Silver/.999

Q: Who inspires you? My mom, she's always inspired me to follow my heart wherever that leads.

Q: Name three guilty pleasures of yours: Vegan chocolate anything, barbeque soy chips, Project Runway.

Q: What is your favorite part of being a maker or supporting makers? I like it when I make something for someone and they are happy with it and really enjoy the piece.

Q: As a professional in the booming handmade economy, what part of your work do you find most difficult? Marketing, Pricing.

Q: What drives your creative process? Everyday things, things from nature, just seeing an object or a shape that looks interesting and different.

Q: Where can people find your stuff?: www.ritaymajewelery.etsy.com

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