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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CCCOE Member Studio Tour: Featured Artist-MyFriendRoze

Tell us a little about yourself and how it all began.

You want me to tell you where babies come from? When a man and woman love each other.... I'm originally from Buffalo, NY but I went to Parsons School of Design in NYC for sculpture. While I was there I learned some jewelry making techniques from my Aunt Marge who lives in Philadelphia. After school somehow I got sucked into the music industry for several years and had no time for jewelry (well I made it as often as I could in my "spare" time). So about a year ago I quit and started traveling around the world and when I came back I began making jewelry in earnest. Wish me luck!

Where do you work? Show us your space please!

I work in a crowded bedroom.

What is your favorite tool?

Ball Peen hammer... I want a new smaller one though my dapping block is a close second and now disc cutter. oh wait that's three...

What time of the day are you the most productive/inspired? I work early in the morning/late at night (which sometimes overlap) but I think I might be the most PRODUCTIVE in the midafternoon.

What inspires you?

Everything... I can't focus, I see bubblewrap and I think I want to make pendants out of that, and then I see a tool I like and I want to try that, I look in a book and I want to try that, a friend comes over and tells me about something and I want to try THAT, I go to a store and I want to use the color I see on the wall, I buy a vintage magazine and I want to have a retro feel... blah blah blah,

How do you promote yourself and your shop?

Through CCCOE mostly- on other peoples blogs, on facebook and myspace, through my family and I started doing craft fair

How long have you been on Etsy?

Since April 29th, 2008

What else do you enjoy doing other than creating?

Wine tasting, and eating.

What would you like to see happen/change with CCCOE?

More meet ups

What is your favorite thing about CCCOE?

Meeting all the new people and making new friends

What is your favorite food?

Food in general

Favorite book or movie?

I love movies and books how can I pick a favorite?

I love the 1981 french film Diva and I am presently reading "when you are engulfed in flames" by David Sedaris

One thing you absolutely cannot live without?

Food and water, my dog, my credit card wait that's four...

Lastly what piece that you have created is your favorite and why?

I don't have an all time favorite- because everytime I make something that actually comes out right I love that one- right now I like one of the bubblewrap pendants. You can see more of MyFriendRoze's unique jewelry at her Etsy shop.


  1. Rose's work is gorgeous! her creative side is amazing and her style is unique! Love the bubble wrap pendant.

  2. Awesome interview! Love the bubble wrap pendant, that's very cool!

  3. Besides being one of the most hilarious people on the planet, she's quite a talent. I'm so glad she shared with us, but also I would really like to know where babies come from.... :D

  4. Very fun interview! I love it! I will check the shop out!


  5. WoW Roz, I'm really impressed! Your work is fabulous! Great interview.

  6. babies come from the stork- not the storque mind you the stork. thanks for all the support!!!

  7. i know i'm a bit late to the party, BUT at 4am i'm lucky to find the the work and the unusual eye...more like a "freedom"...quite enjoyable.


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