Designer of the Week - kazemy.bleu

This week get to know Crystal Sornson of kazemy.bleu. She lives in Salem, Oregon with her husband and two daughters, Emma Noel, age 8 and Kate Olivia, age 4.

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JM: Crystal, When did your interest in creating jewelry start?

CRYSTAL: Being a native Oregonian, you learn to be creative indoors most of the year, so I'd say my true passion for creating started at an early age. I cannot recall ever not having the interest. My serious interest began after having my second daughter Kate and my addiction for boutique clothing.

JM: How did you learn?

CRYSTAL: I studied magazines and books. I also utilized a local "bead boutique" which offers classes and one-on-one help.

JM: Do you remember the first item you sold on eBay?

CRYSTAL: Yes, yes! I sold it for $2! Wow, was I excited!!

JM: How did come up with your name, kazemy.bleu?

CRYSTAL:My name is based on my funky side.. I like things "off the cuff" and a bit different. I've combined my two daughters also in my name. Ka (Kate) and Emy (Emma). My favorite color since I can remembered is also Bleue! My name is prounced "kah-z-emie."

JM: Do you belong to any boutique group?

CRYSTAL: Currently I am a member of D2MA and the Gypsies. I adore both groups because of the women involved. My desire on Ebay and with my business is to continue to meet wonderful and true people.

JM: What are your favorite materials to work with?

CRYSTAL: Anything that shines with sparkle. Right now, I enjoy working with the 6mm Swarovski Crystals. There is nothing like their sparkle!

JM: If you could learn some new skills, what would they be?

CRYSTAL: I would love to learn to work more with wire. I have seen some of the most amazing work by other wonderful designers and I crave to learn this knowledge and ability. Of course, I would love to learn to sew also!

JM: What was your first job?

My first job??! I worked at McDonald's! I remember my boyfriend coming through the drive-through one time being mushy-gushy on the intercom, with he not knowing that others could hear what he was saying.. little things like this really embarrassed me.

JM: What other things do you enjoy besides making fabulous jewelry?

CRYSTAL: Outside of Ebay, my life revolves around my children, husband and parents. We enjoy camping and boating any chance we can get here in Oregon!

JM: Anything else you would like to add?

CRYSTAL: Thank you so much for this opportunity to tell a little about myself and my small Ebay business. I am so honored to be a part of journal modiste!

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Comments

Emma | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:18 PM | flag
My mom is so creative!

| Thursday, March 9, 2006 3:37 PM | flag
Fun interview and beautiful things.

blacksheepdesigns | Thursday, March 9, 2006 6:33 AM | flag
It was nice to get to know more about you, Crystal! I love your use of color and whimsical designs! Best - Pam

Denise | Wednesday, March 8, 2006 10:08 AM | flag
What a great interview Crystal! You know we love everything you make ;)

Megan | Tuesday, March 7, 2006 9:02 AM | flag
How fun to get to know alittle bit more about Crystal! I have seen her work first hand and own some! It is amazing!!!

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