Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Who are you and what do you do for Making magazine?
I am Clair Wolfe, and I mainly make jewellery projects for Making Magazine. I have always been quite creative though, so have been known to turn my hand to many a craft.
So how did you get into craft?
Becoming a Mummy nearly 10 years ago, meant a massive lifestyle change. I had always worked full time, in jobs that paid the bills, but were not jobs I had ever really wanted to do. Not working, and being a stay at home Mum, gave me the opportunity to try to make a living doing something I loved. I tried several courses, including photography, ceramics, knowing I wanted to create something! Then I read an article in Prima magazine about Andrea Frankham-Hughes, whose story inspired me to try my hand and tiara making. From the start I was hooked, and sold my first tiara within three days of making it, with the proceeds I bought more supplies, and it continued to grow. From there I fell into jewellery making, which led to several silversmith courses and a lot of trial and error as I taught myself.
What do you love about creating projects for Making?
I love that I get asked to do projects that are not always jewellery-based, and allow me to show other skills I have learnt. It often challenges me; I enjoy being given a brief that will challenge me to use new products and mediums.
When I'm not making something incredible for Making I'm…
Making something for Making's sister magazine Making Jewellery, being a Mummy to two gorgeous children, being a wife to my handsome husband (don't tell him I said that!) walking my lovely dog Walter, looking after my six lazy chickens, baking cakes, oh and cleaning, I really do love to clean!
What three words best describe you?
Scatty, chatty and kind
If you could invent something or take credit for an existing product what would it be and why?
Calorie-free wine, then I could enjoy a glass in the evening without having to run off the calories the next morning.