Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Triz Designs

Today I am glad to introduce Patrizia Tager (Triz) from Isreal of Triz Designs. She creates mostly OOAK wearable art and beaded jewelry using glass seed beads, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals and fresh-water pearls. All of her pieces are designed and bead-woven one bead at a time. I confess...I have seen her alot on the front page and am always intrigued by the intricacy of her pieces and the mostly dark colors- which I tend to favor in what I choose to wear. So, here she tells us a little about herself.

What is your real life like?
I work as a desktop publisher for a publishing house. I'm a single mum of a gorgeous 4 year old boy. We have a gorgeous 12 year old black cross-Alsatian named Kaya. Before my discovery and total immergence into the wonderful world of beading I used to do a lot of sports; walking, tennis, swimming, karate, yoga… but now between my job and my son, every single spare minute I have is spent either beading or doing something related to beading.

What is your process?
The main tools I use are needle, thread and of course beads. The main techniques used in my work are bead-weaving, bead crochet and bead-embroidery, which has become my very favourite technique to use as I find it incredibly versatile and inspiring – it just gets my creative juices going! I don't have a specific process but I usually either get inspired by a particular colour, depending on my mood, or a particular bead or stone. When I find myself stuck for inspiration, I look through my favourite art and design books and I'm always sure to find inspiration from some of my favourite beadwork artists.

Business Goals and Vision...
My short term goals are to continue beading and learning as much as I can about this wonderful medium in terms of both techniques and history. In the long term, I would like to be able to quit my job and support myself with my beadwork and teaching.

How do you market your business?
I mainly market my work mainly on Etsy, by advertising on blogs and through the following sites:
http://www.indiepublic.com/profile/TrizDesigns

http://divapreneur.ning.com/profile/TrizDesigns

http://etsybloggers.ning.com/profile/trizdesigns

http://www.beadersshowcase.com/profile/TrizDesigns

http://www.skwigga-zine.com/profile/TrizDesigns

http://thedb.com/TrizDesigns

http://www.seekingdesigners.com/trizdesigns


What inspires you?
Everything inspires me!!! All colours, all textures, art, architecture, antiquities, Italy, the sea, flowers, R & B music and the beads.

Who is your favorite musical artist? (click the artist name to see a video)

I have so many, but at the moment I've been listening to a lot of Mary J. Blige, I love her!!!!

What are two of your favorite things from your shop?
This is so hard to say… I love all my piece they are my babies J but here are 2 of my favourites of the moment:
Purple Balagan - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13349610
Black Panther Necklace - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14987675

Am a fan of these places...
http://beadartoriginals.blogspot.com/ - newly formed group of amazing artists who create beads and who create with beads

http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/ - wonderful group of talented bead-weavers

http://www.serafinibeadedjewelry.com/ - my favourite and most inspirational bead artist

http://www.bogal.biz/Default.aspx?L=EN – my favourite bead supplier

http://thelonebeader.com – amazing beaded art


Find seller at...
http://www.triz.etsy.com

http://www.triz-beadingmania.blogspot.com/

http://www.flickr.com/people/trizdesigns/

30 comments:

Kerrie Slade said...

A great interview thank you. I'm a big fan of Triz's work and it's so nice to see her getting the recognition she deserves :0)

pfordcj said...

Triz is one of my very favorite bead artists. Thanks for the great article!

Jama said...

Triz is an immense talent. Thanks so much for featuring such a great artist!

retrothreads said...

Nice article. Her work just blows me away !

thebeadedlily said...

Lovely article! Triz is a fantastic artist and it;s always great to see someone so deserving get some attention! It's nice to see her too-- she's beautiful!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Wonderful interview. Triz's work is so fantastic.

auryndesign said...

amazing beadwork!!

Mayhem said...

I do not have the patience for beadweaving - Triz's work is amazing!

Cozy Cabin Creations said...

Great blog!! Gorgeous items too!!!

piggy said...

Great article! I love her works! Beautiful pieces!

Melody said...

Triz is hugely talented. I loved reading this article!

SewMuchDetail said...

Wow what amazing work....What a wonderful interview.

Angie said...

Amaaaaaazing! Thanks for exposing me to this awesome Etsy seller.

BululuStudio said...

wow very detailed this work. Amazing

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

WOW! Fabulous work! Absolutely gorgeous!

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Beautiful, beautiful work, thank you for introducing her to me:)

The Lone Beader said...

Triz does some amazing work. She is also a wonderful blogger friend! :D

Inka Thomas said...

Wow!!! What wonderful creations.

Inka
Inklings Designs

MyFairLadyVT4 said...

Triz, is one of my very favorite beaders. I love her work. Great photo of Triz, she's beautiful.

Jean Hutter said...

Absolutely great article - Triz is one very talented beader.

Linda Roberts said...

Triz's work is truly amazing.

The Ebon Swan said...

Wow, look at all that detail in those pieces of jewelry! I'm very, very impressed, she's amazing!

Tackyhandmade said...

Unbelievable but true, great interview...great artist!

Christine said...

The last one is absolutely amazing! The amount of detail and craftsmanship is just jaw-dropping.

Kim said...

Great feature!

Ashley said...

Wow, what gorgeous pieces!

Carol Dean said...

Triz is as awesome as her work is gorgeous! Thank you for showcasing her talent!

Anna said...

Great interview! Love Triz and her work! She's so inspiring!!

Triz Designs said...

Thank you so much Debbie for this great post and for chosing me for your blog! and thank you all for all your wonderful comments!!!! :-D

Smadar's Treasure said...

Triz is one of my most favorite bead artists! Her work is sure amazing and she's a nice person, too :) Great article.

Smadar

 

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