Meet the surprise gift artist: Erin from Lustrous Elements
In December, subscribers to our monthly gifts for women received this gorgeous pair of handmade gold and silver earrings made by surprise gift artist Erin from Lustrous Elements:
Everyone went nuts, and it is already one of our more popular surprise gifts of all time! So we thought you’d perhaps like to learn a little bit more about the wonderful handmade artist who created this lovely surprise gift!
About the Artist: Erin
What’s your background for your art and your business?
I attended the Art Institute of Dallas from 90-92, graduating with a degree in Visual Communications. I studied design, composition, painting photography, and use of color and space. I’ve been working in the promotional advertising business since 1993. I’m a self taught jewelry & accessories designer, beginning in 2005.
Is your handmade jewelry style the same as what you choose to wear yourself?
Yes, other than my wedding ring the only jewelry I wear is my own. Over time my designs have grown to incorporate men’s jewelry and accessories, of which my husband has been a grateful recipient. I’m a very lucky wife!
What are a few fun facts to help your fans get to know you a bit better?
I love dancing. Starting in 2007 I started taking country western couples dance lessons, and in 2010 I started competing. Yes I know, very quirky. I’m not so great, but don’t need to be because dancing makes me very very happy.
Nice to meet you, Erin! We can’t wait to see more lovely handmade jewelry creations from you!