Congratulations to Danielle Nunn-Weinberg, the winner of the Cool Tools Review Contest for June. Danielle has won a $100 gift certificate for reviewing the Nouveau Fouquet Texture Tile she purchased from us. Danielle gave our texture a top 5-star rating and said, “This texture tile completely captures the feel of the Art Nouveau (AN) movement. It produces a pattern that contains the best artistic elements of AN: fluid, curving lines, scrolls and coils, along with small details which focus one’s attention on the larger whole. On a more practical note, the pattern makes absolutely gorgeous pendants and earrings.”
Danielle was excited about being the June winner:
“Thank you so much! My birthday was last week and this feels like a belated birthday present. LOL! I am completely thrilled that I should win something. Hmmm, about me… Well, I have a rather diverse background so I shall try to summarize it. After high school, I spent three years between two different universities. After that I decided to go to college to get a more practical education. I graduated from their Public Relations program and discovered that the economy at the time was terrible and that there weren’t any jobs in my field.
It was then, with my husband’s encouragement, I finally found something I enjoyed. I would have applied to the jewelry making program at a different college except that it was too late, admissions were closed for that program but still open for the Gemology program. I loved it and happily became a Graduated Gemologist. After graduating, I did some temp work and started in the jewelry program part time. When I was about half way through the jewelry program I got offered a place in the University of Saint Thomas Art History Master’s program. So my husband and I picked up and moved to the Twin Cities for graduate school. I loved grad school and was almost disappointed when I graduated because it was so much fun. So I got a Master’s in Art History, specialized in 16th century English clothing and textiles. After that, I went to England to get my doctorate but health problems stopped me from finishing my degree and I came home at the end of the first year. After I got back, I was looking for something I could do, I discovered an introductory class in PMC. I was so glad I did this, since it felt so right immediately. I made my first PMC jewelry sale to the class’s instructor. It was a ring (which fit her perfectly) and the design of it became integral to my developing style. Although my interest in historical textiles and clothing continues, it felt like texture was lacking in many cases. PMC fed my love of texture and provided an outlet for my creativity. Although I like it best when I can mix various media, like my lampworking, PMC, traditional silversmithing, and various textiles, texture is also why I love your products so much.
After every purchase, you have the opportunity to review your products. Your reviews help fellow jewelry artists better understand the products we offer. You can review any product by simply going to the product page and clicking “write a review”. Each review gives you an entry into our review contest. Help us congratulate Danielle!