Myria Mandell is next in my series of people who are following their passion and living their dream.
Myria hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico
She started writing poetry at 9 years old. (Yes… NINE years old, really!) She was encouraged tocontinue writing early on when one of her poems was published in her Elementary School Literary Journal. What an amazing accomplishment for someone so young!
However, Myria did not stop there! She has also become an accomplished Jewelry Designer.
How did she get started designing?
When Myria was 19 years old, she purchased a batch of turquoise, amethyst and tigers’ eye beads for a whopping $5.00! Her parents supported her by providing gift certificates to a local Jewelry Supply company called Mama’s Minerals
In 2010 Myria officially launched Beloved Bijou Adornments. She chose the name to help people identify her with beloved sparkly jewelry!
What Drives Myria to continue in the direction of her dream?
Myria is a creative person. Her mother got her interested in sewing and arts/crafts and the age of 3. (just in case you thought that 9 years was young!)
Her motivation comes from the creative drive within that will not be silenced! She also credits her lack of funds at times as a motivation to find a way to make and design what she cannot purchase. After all Necessity IS the mother of Invention!
Can you share some of your successes and tell us about your Heroes?
Myria is a full-time working mother (in addition to her jewelry design and writing career). Her 3 year old daughter keeps her motivated and energized, too.
Myria’s mother and grandmother stand out as heroes and mentors. They taught her how to create and make things. Both her mother and grandmother were creative out of necessity… inspiring Myria to continue the tradition
Want to know more about Myria? Find out all about her at the following links.
Arizona designer Alene Geed is the creator of artisan copper, sterling and gemstone jewelry. Her designs are unique, artsy and feminine with an American Southwest Influence. Designs are available for purchase at http://www.alenesadornments.com
Rustic Yet Refined Jewelry Designs.