Eva M. Sherman of Lakewood, OH, has been a shop owner and instructor since 2005. She has discovered an affinity for working with wire and metals, and loves to design in an organic and unstructured style. Her latest book, Cool Copper Cuffs, features 25 of her designs. In it, she explains how to use punching, dapping, fold-forming and other techniques to create a wide variety of looks.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN CREATING?
I began beading as a way to spend time with my daughters, and soon became hopelessly addicted. In 2005 I traded my architectural career for the opportunity to spend all my time among beads, and opened Grand River Bead Studio in Lakewood, which is a suburb of Cleveland. I now happily spend most of my days in the studio creating, writing and teaching, but sometimes I take my show on the road.
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO LEARN?
I take classes and watch videos and then practice and vary the process until it has my own spin on it. The best advice I ever got was, “Don’t strive for perfection, strive for mastery.”