Thursday, February 21, 2008

Designer Interview: Timothy Adam

I recently found these great welded jewelry displays on Etsy, and was excited to discover that not only does artist Timothy Adam make the displays, he also makes beads and jewelry from steel. Here is my short and sweet interview with him:

1. What is your personal name, business name, website and location?

timothy adam. timothy adam designs. grand rapids michigan

2. What kind of beads do you make? What kinds of processes do you use? What is your favorite beadmaking technique?

i make modern steel beads. they are cut, grinded, drilled and polished. i love all the processes i use!

3. Tell us a little bit about the metal displays that you make. How are they made and what inspired you to create them?

i make steel tree jewelry displays. each one is unique just like trees in nature. my trees are carefully welded and hand crafted. i was inspired to make trees due to the demand from my customers, and now i love to make each one.

4. What is your workspace like and how do you work in your studio? What is a typical day like?

i have my studio right in my garage...i love it 'cause i can step right out there and start creating. a typical day starts with promoting on the web....then making the orders that have to be shipped out.

5. How do you stay inspired and motivated?

i am always looking at modern designs.......for inspiration...... i stay motivated because i know this is what i will be doning the rest of my life..i love welding, and designing.

6. What type of beads and jewelry designs do you feel best compliment your art beads? Do you design your own jewelry too?

my beads fit well with modern designs. i do design and make my own jewelry.

7. Do you have new designs or ideas you will be exploring soon?

i am currently designing more earrings.

Read more about what Tim is up to on his blog at:


Tari of said...

Love, love, love Tim's beads and displays!

AJ said...

Tim's beads would be really cool in steam punk or cyber punk jewelry!

Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

I love this!