Featuring Trinity Designer Jewellery - Lorraine Coetzee

Featuring Lorraine Coetzee, of Trinity Designer Jewellery, Cape Town, South Africa.
Lorraine is one of the many talented weavers beloning to Etsy Beadweavers Street Team.  Lorranine has always been encouraging to the team members and was one of the first people to encourge my work as I entered this amazing world.  Lorraine works through some very difficult health issues.  She is an inspiration to us all as she is very active within the group and produces wonderful pieces of art. 

Here is what Lorraine had to say.
Tell me a bit more about yourself? Where you live, etc, I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Cape Town, South Africa. (A photo of Table Mountain across the bay forms the banner to my Etsy shop and Blogspot). Handmade arts, crafts and painting are my passion and from a little girl, I've done embroidery classes, cake decorating, painting, decoupage, sewing, dress designing and lampwork etc. Whilst raising my ownly daughter, I've also done a spot of modelling and fashion and beauty classes too. 25 years ago I committed my life to Christ who has, over the years become my Source and my Life. I have been blessed to have won several international jewellery design competitions and give Him the recognition for my artistic flair and inspiration

Is there any significance to the name of your shop? Yes, I love the Lord Jesus Christ, Our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit, and since they are the CEO's of my life, they should be of my shop too. I named my shop Trinity Designer Jewellery - to Honour them.

When did you start beading and beadweaving? I started stringing about 2 years ago, and beadweaving, 18 months ago.

What inspires you? Nature. It's so awesome to look at sunsets, autumn leaves, water falls and the ocean. I truly look at the world around me through "beady" eyes. I also get lots of inspiration from the ladies who are co-members of the various groups which I am a member of.

What is your favourite piece that you created either currently in you shop or one that you have sold? My favourite signature item is my "Pearls De Lux" necklace http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27119735.  It will be featured in Bead and Button in the next issue. I love RAW and pearls, and "Pearls De Lux" is a combo of both.

Do you listen to or watch anything while you are working? Yes, I will either listen to gospel music, or watch a good movie while I bead. (Multi-tasking is easy... after all, I am a woman).
Do you belong to any organizations (i.e.: Etsy Beadweavers Street Team, etc)? Yes, I do. Apart from Etsy Beadweavers, which is a fantastic group to be a member of, I am a member of about 15 other groups, like Beaders Showcase, Artfire, BeadersNING, BeadDreamz

You can find Lorraine's work and Trinity Designer Jewellery at the following locations
Facebook Page - Trinity Designer Jewellery: http://www.trinitydj.blogspot.com/
Online Shop: http://www.trinitydj.etsy.com/
Flicker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitydj

Comments

Dawn N said…
Lorraine does fabulous work. I always enjoy reading about fellow EBW members.
Great feature on Lorraine!
Great post on designer jewelery.

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