Monday, January 18, 2010

Interview with Fishbonesilver

Meet Barb of Fishbonesilver:

Who are you?
My name is Barbara Gurlek, I'm a mom to a grown daughter, 3 Golden Retrievers, 4 horses, and 2 donkeys! I have a wonderful marriage. I love making jewelry, scuba diving (although I don't do much of that anymore) and shopping. I also like interior decorating and some other crafty things.
What do you create?
I make jewelry mostly, out of precious metal clay. It's unique because I use objects in nature, such as a sea grape leaf, a starfish, a sea biscuit, shells, make a mold of them, then after they're baked in a kiln, voila, pure silver! I also do some silversmithing and I'm going to be taking some more classes soon so I'm really looking forward to learning new skills.

How did you come about your store name?
The first thing I ever made with pmc looks like a fish bone, so I used that for my store name.

What is your favorite material to work with?
Precious metal clay and sterling.

What is your favorite feature on Etsy?
I love the treasuries! I love the different color themes and subjects that people come up with.

What do you enjoy "window shopping" on Etsy on your free time?
Oh yeah! I enjoy doing more than just window shopping too! Where in Florida do you live?
I live in Melbourne and have lived here a very long time. I love the water and the weather the most. There's nothing like walking on the causeway and seeing dolphins and manatees, how many people get to see that while exercising?

Could you recommend a fun activity near your Fl home that other members might enjoy?
The Kennedy Space Center and Sebastian Inlet if you are into surfing and/or diving.

What are some other sites to find out more about you and your art? and and please join me on facebook,

What animal would you like to be for one day and why?
I'd like to be one of my Golden Retrievers because I would get a lot of petting and attention not to mention a doorman also!

What “super” power would you like to have and why?
I'd love to be a medium and talk to ghosts. My grandparents passed when I was very young, I'd love to talk with them.

Where would you go if you had a time machine and why?
Into the future, since we know what has happened in the past, I'd like to see what happens in the future.

What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
Probably diving in the Atlantic ocean in zero visibility. Another fun thing I did was fly out to Austin Texas for a pajama party, that was a blast!

Choose a movie title to sum up your life’s story
Gone with the wind

If you were a dessert what would it be?
Some form of chocolate.


  1. Cute interview! I had never heard of silver clay. Wow I learn something new everyday on this amazing blog (smiles)

  2. Really luv that Wine Princess piece!

  3. Nice to meet you Barbara, love your ideas! Oh and I am completely with you on the chocolate thing :)