Artists ~ Marta Lopez ~ Cumberland

Artist’s name: Marta Lopez
Shop name: Art Bows
Website: www.etsy.com/shop/artbows

1. Tell us about your work.
I make party favors and kids jewelry.

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
In 2005 my daughter was born with a heart condition and we lived in Children’s Hospital for 4 months. I bought a book in Michaels and I learned to make jewelry. My daughter demanded a lot of care at home and I started selling in eBay my creations, stones, findings. But in 2013 started to sell in etsy.



3. Where do you draw your inspiration?
I visited Disney stores, movies. I always am looking for affordable pendants, jewelry. Sometimes I receive inspiration of my custom orders.

4. What’s your favorite item to create?
I don’t have a favorite item to create, but I am happy with my bracelets party favors.



5. What’s your best seller?
My best seller item is Sophia the First Amulet.



6. . How long have you been in Rhode Island?
I am living in RI from 1999. I am from Colombia.

7. What do you {heart} about Rhode Island?
I feel comfortable in RI, my family is here, my whole life is here. State is small and everything is closed to my home.

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