Featured Staff, Heather
Poco: What is your role at Poco Inspired?
Heather: My main role at Poco Inspired is stock and inventory, but I will help customers when they need it. Oh, and harassing the staff!
Poco: What would you say is your area of specialty is?
Heather: My prime area is seed bead work. But I will try any technique at least once.
Poco: When did you first discover Poco before you started working here?
Heather: During the pandemic. I wanted to get back into beadwork, but I wanted to shop locally.
Poco: What first lead you in the direction of beading?
Heather: I was 16 years old and needed something to do.
Poco: What is the single most important skill you have learned and why?
Heather: Patience! If I’m feeling impatient, I will not pick up my work.
I don’t know how many times I have had to restart a project.
Poco: What are your favorite materials to use?
Heather: Miyuki seed beads and Fireline.
Poco: What inspires your creativity when working on a new piece?
Heather: The beads. If I see a certain colour or shape of bead, I just hold it and just know what I’m going to make.
Poco: Is there anything you would like to add?
Heather: I can’t wait to try metalsmithing. My next adventure!