Monday, February 25, 2008

Today's featured artist is Rebecca Bogan of Adobe Sol

Who are you?

My name is Rebecca Bogan. I am a wife and mother of two daughters, one of which has recently been diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes. I am the artist and owner of Adobe Sol Designs.

Where are you located?
I live in Corrales, New Mexico, USA.

What do you create?
I design and create artisan jewelry. I hand-pick the finest quality materials available and particularly enjoy using sterling silver and copper metals, gemstones, and vintage glass beads. Many of my designs feature magnificent lampwork beads handmade by talented glass artisans. All of the materials are brought together in each unique piece with meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship.

Are you able to support yourself with your creations?
I support my creative-habit by selling my jewelry. I am a firm believer in investing for cash flow (your money working for you)... That is a whole different interview.

Where do you sell your creations?
I have a personal website and an etsy shop.
Adobe Sol designs:

Where do you create?
I do all of my "magic" in my home studio. I am planning to build a little outdoor studio in my backyard this spring. I like the fresh air and sunlight.

What inspires you?
I would love to give you a beautiful story about what inspires me... but... The fact is I am inspired by anything when the mood strikes me. I think of designs when trying to sleep, taking a walk, watching TV,... you name it (not very glamorous).

What are your goals?
For one thing I want to use my jewelry to educate people about Type-1 (juvenile) Diabetes. As I mentioned above, I have a daughter inflicted with that disease. I am very active with the local JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) chapter. I also have a section on my website where the sale prices are donated to JDRF.

I want to continue and build my business to allow for creative outletting. It is my therapy! It definately gives me a rush that people are all over the world wearing my creations... OK there is the ego talking!

What do your friends and family think of your creations?
The people in my life LOVE what I do. My friends buy a lot from me and my family looks forward to Christmas and birthdays. LOL... I have a lot of support from the people in my life.

What do you do when you are not creating?
Being a mother is my most important job. I also ride horses, mountain bike... those are the fun things!

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
I was raised in Southern California and have been fortunate enough to have lived in many US cities and Madrid, Spain. I now live in Corrales, New Mexico. I have been creating artistic "things" since I was a child. In recent years I decided to apply my artistic talents to creating my own beautiful handcrafted jewelry. And so... Adobe Sol Designs began.

On a very personal note... I am a mother of a 14 year old child with Type-1-Diabetes. She is insulin dependent for the rest of her life. I have a Charity section set up on my website. 100% of the sale price of those items will be donated directly to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF does great work in finding a cure and I am thrilled to be able to contribute.

Thank you for allowing me to feature you, Rebecca.


Autonomous Artisans said...

What a great article. I love featuring other artisans. I posted a feature today too

I love the coiled work Rebecca does.

AdobeSol said...

Tom, Thank you so very much for featuring me!

Your leather work is absolutely amazing and a pleasure to view.


Creative Treasures said...
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Creative Treasures said...

What a great article about Rebecca! She is an awesome artist. I love her work.


Ophelia Miller Boutique said...

Nice feature. I visited her etsy shop and there is some amazing jewelry there. Thanks for sharing!

Mimi - Image Beads said...

that was a nice article. I love visiting her etsy site.

beadsnbangles said...

I love Rebecca's work. Your artist features are really nice as is your leather work.