Friday, February 18, 2011

Member Interview

Hi, my name is Liz and I live in Dunedin, Florida. The name of my shop is Far Field Designs. When I was a child, I used to wander around the fields and woods of Ohio, so I named my shop after a poem called Far Field by Theodore Roethke that reminds me of those days. I sell handmade jewelry; mainly necklaces.

I learned about EPE by looking through the list of teams on Etsy. My father has stage 4 lymphoma, so I'm painfully aware of the effect that cancer has on people and families.

My favorite creation is my silver cactus skeleton necklace. I found a dried cactus part laying on the ground with all of these cool crevices, so I just had to see it captured in pmc. It took me forever to paint each layer of silver paste in each crevice, and then file each nook and cranny after I fired it. It's got a very interesting look, and it's definitely one of a kind. My other necklaces are are very varied. Some are made from charms, druzy geodes, and bronze. I usually have a lot of design ideas racing through my head, so it's hard to decide on what to make next.

Are pets possessions? My favorite possessions are my cats; who I just love!
I don't have a blog or URL. I haven't figured out what to blog about yet.
I collect vintage charms and findings for jewelry making. I find them at flea markets and on ebay. They're like treasures to me.

In ten years I'd like to be living with my husband in the mountains somewhere, close to nature. Hopefully, I'll still be creating jewelry and taking long walks in the woods and fields. I'll probably be on the lookout for interesting textures and shapes in nature.

Thank you so much for sharing Liz!!


  1. So glad to get to know you. That druzy is stunning! I'll have to check it out. Nice to have you here on our team.

  2. Hi Liz! Your work is really interesting! What a wonderful interview! -Anne

  3. Lovely to read about you, Liz; I like that a poem was the inspiration for your shop name and the meaning it has for you. WIll look forward to seeing more of your work.

  4. Wonderful to "meet" you, Liz!! And your jewelry is lovely...
    SO great that our team keeps growing and growing! Suz

  5. What a lovely interview, Liz! Your work is gorgeous - I love that cactus skeleton pendant and the idea of incorporating natural elements into your designs.

    Sending strengthening thoughts to your father and your family.

    Thanks you Erica, for another wonderful interview!

  6. I am so glad you were brought to us, and I am sorry that it was under unfortunate events. I am praying for your father, Liz and the rest of your family.

    I love the cactus skeleton also. It is so kewl!!

    Thank you for sharing you with us, and again, Erica, you are the best, and I know I have said this before, and I will say it here, I am glad you are on our team. I really appreciate all you do for us.

    Stevie j

  7. Thanks everyone, for your kind comments. It's really great to be a part of this team!

  8. What beautiful, unique work, Liz! I'm glad you found this team as you go through the hard times, and beautiful times, with your father.

    As an aside, I used to live in Tampa, and visited Dunedin a few times while I was there. I loved it! Enjoy your snow-free weather :-D