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" Sharayah Sheldon" continues to evolve her bead embroidering by incorporating hardware, lampwork focals, raku, and other eclectic findings. Textured and multi layered surfaces enhance her unique style of bead embroidery. The beading space resembles her canvas, needle as the paint and beads as the palette .

Although I’ve always have been involved in some form of art, the path that has led to the present has be one of many twits and turns. Originally involved with performance art on the clarinet, I received a music scholarship to college. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in special education, I taught for 12 years and then served as a counselor for 18 years. During my full- time employment, I went on to get a master’s degree in educational psychology and a doctorate in Philosophy/Comparative Religions. When I was hired in Milwaukee Public Schools, I thought I had a job for…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 15
  • Joined April 9, 2009

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bead embroidery stitched beading, lamp work, cabochons, raku, copper, toho seed beads, hardware, everyday objects, shibori ribbon, bead weaving

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About

" Sharayah Sheldon" continues to evolve her bead embroidering by incorporating hardware, lampwork focals, raku, and other eclectic findings. Textured and multi layered surfaces enhance her unique style of bead embroidery. The beading space resembles her canvas, needle as the paint and beads as the palette .

Although I’ve always have been involved in some form of art, the path that has led to the present has be one of many twits and turns. Originally involved with performance art on the clarinet, I received a music scholarship to college. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in special education, I taught for 12 years and then served as a counselor for 18 years. During my full- time employment, I went on to get a master’s degree in educational psychology and a doctorate in Philosophy/Comparative Religions. When I was hired in Milwaukee Public Schools, I thought I had a job for life.

But in 2005, a twist of fate changed my direction for life. “The last thing I remember was seeing the car coming at me” which resulted in a moped accident that left me with a severe neurological injury that eventually forced me to resign. It was an adjustment and was something I didn’t want to do, but it was a necessity.

Primarily self-taught, I studied with several renown artists including Sherry Serafini, Marcia DeCoster, & Carol Cypher and taken classes in local bead shops, developing and fine-tuning my skills. Originally I started doing floral designs 20 years ago which I exhibited at juried art shows. After having a bone graft surgery from my knee to my ankle in 2000, I transitioned into beading. Every time there was an injury/medical condition, it was time to expand my skills and turn adversity into productivity.
Not only is each piece unique with its own story to tell, but it is also multi-colored and faceted. I look at my life as a tapestry. You need the dark colors to bring out the bright.

Since I love to think outside of the box; often asing the question " What if?", I'm coming up with more creative elaborate layered pieces and this will continue throughout my work. I currently live in Oconomowoc, Wi; otherwise known as the Lake Country Area.

JESUS IS MY LIFE & PASSION. HE is all the peace I need. My aim is to WOW my clients and please God with my work.
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