Denise Yezbak Moore is a freelance jewelry designer who is frequently published in a variety of beading magazines. Her fascination with antique jewelry led her to create jewelry. She Lives in Orange County, CA with her husband Rusty and their two children Garrett and Britton.
I first started noticing Denise's creations when I picked up my Bead Star 2009. I was so impressed with her creativity and sense of style. Her name immediately came to mind when I started looking for artists to feature for my series. I am continually inspired by her work and was so excited when she agreed to tell us a little about how she organizes her stash.
That is a funny question. I am forever in search of the perfect organizational system for the beader/jewelry designer. I do not think one has been discovered yet. For my personal bead stash I use black stacking trays that fit perfectly into an antique armoire. My findings and beading wire are kept in plastic containers that are also located in the armoire. I display my art beads and pendants in artisan ceramic bowls that I keep in my office. Some of my newly published designs or items for sale on Esty hang on a rustic wire tree.
My Art Clay Silver supplies are located on a workbench in my garage. I use a “Lazy Susan” stationary holder to display my tools and clay. I also have a nuts and bolts plastic rack that I purchased from Home Depot to hold smaller tools and molds.
What are your tips for organization?
How do you organize your ideas?
Most of my designs are one-of-a-kind; inspired by the materials I am working with at the time. Often, when an idea pops into my head I will sketch in a journal (I use the word sketch loosely). I also have a binder were I file photos and magazine pages that inspire me.
Thanks so much Denise for your insight! I hope you've enjoyed sneaking around her creative space as much as I have. If you'd like to see more of Denise's designs, here's some places you can find her:
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