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My name is Mihaela Georgescu and I am a Jewelry Making Artist.
I have been working as a Translator and Conference Interpreter for 10 years, but one day I realized that I wanted to express my ideas and that my days as a messanger of some else’s ideas were gone. It was time for me to let my love for art and color take control of me and thus express my true self. When I have seen for the first time a bead embroidered necklace, it was love at first sight. It seemed amazing and difficult and as I love challenges, I started to study everything there was to know about bead embroidery. In time I played a lot with different techniques and materials, ranging from seed beads, to Swarovski crystals, metal components and aluminium from aluminium cans, Powertex, decoupage, mosaic, paints and powders and my newly discovered love: Polymer Clay.
My blog is about the process of creation or the result of it. This is the place where I share my ideas, impressions, techniques or inspiration. This is the place (meaning in the blogosphere), where I find artists to talk to, to be inspired by, poetry to read, photos to admire and inspirational writings to live by.
What can I say more about me? I left Romania, with my family, with the intention of passing exams and becoming a EU staff interpreter. In the beginning I lived in Belgium with my husband (who is currently working for a EU institution) and my 2 year old son. For the first time in years, I had a lot of time to think about life, about myself, about my motivations. In Romania I had my own translation company and I have always been self-employed (I have never in my life had a boss and I have always been my own boss and in charge of my destiny). So I quickly realized that I wanted to continue to be on my own and I started searching for an idea that could allow me to be once again financially independent.
In time I have learned anything I could about making jewelry (beading, bead embroidery, polymer clay), painting, scrapbooking, decoupage, Powertex. My first idea was to sell artisan jewelry made by myself, then I realized I wanted to do more: I wanted to share my passion with other people, to inspire them to create, to teach them how to make jewelry. Making jewelry can be a fun recreational thing or a means to earn a living.
It was a very difficult and scary decision to let my work as a translator behind and plunge into a new world, full of beauty, color and possibilities. I never regretted my choice and I am happy each and every day to be able to do what I love: to create, to inspire and to admire beautiful jewelry pieces regardless of the materials, techniques or era when they were created. I am inspired by beautiful jewelry details, fabric patterns, paintings, drawings, nature and I truly think that inspiration is everywhere, you only have to look around.
Thank you for visiting my blog!
My best to you!
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