Wednesday, 13 April 2011
The WireWorkers Guild
L Y N N E
C I R I L L O
I stumbled across the beautiful fern-like
curls of Lynne's wirework recently and
know you'll all be inspired by the unique
quality of her jewellery.
She kindly agreed to give an interview, so
please read on to discover a little more
about her ...
WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?
Nursing is really my background. I have also
been a Director of Activities for an Assisted
Living Facility for a number of years and
taught pre-school at a children's Early Learning
WHAT INITIALLY INSPIRED YOU TO MAKE
I have always been creative in one way or another; painting,
airbrushing and in the '80's I was making Dream Catchers!
I would see something and think, "WOW, I could do that!"
Initially, I started making jewelry as gifts for friends and
then their friends and other people wanted to pay me for it.
It kind of took off on its own ...
ARE YOU SELF-TAUGHT OR HAVE YOU ATTENDED ANY
I am mostly self-taught, but I have used books and magazines
on the subject to inspire and further my development.
WHAT THEMES OR IDEAS INSPIRE YOU MOST?
I live in Florida, on the Gulf side, so my inspiration comes
from things and colors around me. The sand, water,
seashells, the bright greens of the plant colors and flowers
SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES FEATURE A LOT IN YOUR
WORK - DO YOU COLLECT THEM AND WHAT DO YOU
LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING STONES?
I collect shells, beach glass, rocks and coral that I find
on the beaches in my travels up and down the coast.
HOW DO YOU SELL AND PROMOTE YOUR WORK?
I display my creations each week at an open-air market
in my town. In October, I started a business page on
LYNNE CIRILLO CREATIONS
and I have been blessed with a lot of new friends
DO YOU TEACH OR SELL YOUR TUTORIALS ON LINE?
I now teach classes at a few local bead and glass shops.
I also do private home lessons and parties. I have a
weekly open creative group that meets every Friday -
and sometimes we plan a project and other times, we
just wing it!
WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS AND GOALS FOR
My wish list for the future would be:
An Online Tutorial for those who would like to come
to classes but are too far away.
A book with my original designs and instructions. In fact,
this has been brought up for discussion at my weekly
group and I'm seriously thinking about working on that
I am sure you will all agree, that Lynne won't have any
problem fulfilling her dreams and aspirations ...
Her wire appears to flow so organically and her
designs are uniquely inventive!