Design image Linda Hartung

Linda Hartung

Country: USA

Design/Expertise-related information

What technique(s) are you particularly focusing on?
Freeform sculpting with wire and WireLace, dimensional design, wirework, stringing, epoxy clay

Since when have you already been holding workshops?
2006 CREATE YOUR STYLE in Tucson

What fascinates you about using Swarovski crystals?
The colors and shapes are mesmerizing. Sometimes you get a combination of colors and shapes that are so beautiful together it captures your thoughts.

What is your favorite Swarovski crystal color?
Rose Peach (262), Fuchsia (502), Olivine (228) and Pacific Opal (390) - How can I pick just one??

What is your favorite Swarovski crystal why?
Square Bead art. 5180 in 8x8mm. The two holes and small size offer new ways to connect them together with other components.

What was your first experience designing with Swarovski crystals?
Wood Nymph necklace and Ring-Bracelet.

What is your favorite design you have ever created with Swarovski crystals?
At this moment Harlequin earrings and necklace. Both use the Bead art. 5180.

Personal information

What are your hobbies?
Traveling, rabbits, making jewelry (Seems redundant to make jewelry – but I LOVE doodling around with jewelry components and crystals.)

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Christian, entrepreneur, resourceful

What would you definitely take with you on a lonely island?
Humm, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be lonely if I took all of these things so I don’t really know how to answer this one. I’d bring a Bible, my husband, daughter, son-in-law, grandbaby, pet rabbit, cell phone and computer with satellite connection and renewable power source.

What is the first thing at the day you usually do?
Make coffee, check emails.

What is your motto of life?
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27

What advice do you have for new Swarovski crystal enthusiasts?
Have fun, try new color combinations, put things together and take it apart if you don’t like it.

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