Name: Aimee Waterman
Business: Aimee’s Jewelry & Things
Describe yourself in three words: Creative, loyal and respectful
What else should we know about you? I’m a single mother of two amazing daughters. I will be getting married next summer though and moving to the country..so new for me..born and raised in the suburbs of Buffalo NY.
What do you do? I work part-time as a medical biller and want to work full time as a jewelry designer..so I’m working on that goal now.
Why do you love it? I love the jewelry because it gives me the opportunity to create pieces that can last the owner a lifetime and maybe be an heirloom someday. My standards for using quality materials is pretty high but not everything is expensive to buy. I love seeing the look on someones face when they find something I’ve made that’s just right for them. I love even more when I custom create a piece and I hear that it’s better than they expected. Makes me proud.
Where do you get your inspiration? I get my inspiration wow from so many places but most of all my imagination and I use my determination to get it done. Maybe not always right away but it gets done eventually. I love learning by trial and error, books, online, and the such. Learning new techniques ..not copying others work.
Who has been one of your biggest influences? I don’t really have one person at this time that is. I’d say my biggest influence is ME…I want to succeed as an artist not just someone who sells crafts ….
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things could you not live without? Well if it were people I’d say my two daughters and the love of my life but if it were things…um I’d say a tv (if I can get reception on this island) my computer and my beading supplies :D
Where do you see yourself in ten years? I see myself in ten years comfy cozy in my chalet in the country relaxed and successful creating and selling my jewelry.
Anything else you just *have* to say? I just have to say I love what I do and love the people who buy from me so that I can share it with the world. I am a people pleaser..a lover not a fighter…so if you ever interact with me I’m sure it will be a pleasant experience. Aimee