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It’s true; I am completely infatuated by beads!...

I just can’t stay away from them and they keep calling me close to them. Looking at them, feeling them, mixing them, stringing, knotting or stitching them, even rearranging them gives me shear pleasure; and they just keep calling me back for more. True love I tell you !!!
I am self taught beader and beadweaver and have learned all I know out of books, magazines, a few beadweaving project directions I have purchased and experimenting!
Beadwork for me is about fun and creativity, so I create things that inspire me in some way; it could be a particular color combination, a technique, an exciting design or … anything really. Some times I make very simple pieces just to try out a technique or a combination. Or I may simply try something out fr…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 2
  • Joined May 18, 2008

Favorite materials

seed beads, semi precious gems, glass, stone, wood, silk

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About

BIO

It’s true; I am completely infatuated by beads!...

I just can’t stay away from them and they keep calling me close to them. Looking at them, feeling them, mixing them, stringing, knotting or stitching them, even rearranging them gives me shear pleasure; and they just keep calling me back for more. True love I tell you !!!
I am self taught beader and beadweaver and have learned all I know out of books, magazines, a few beadweaving project directions I have purchased and experimenting!
Beadwork for me is about fun and creativity, so I create things that inspire me in some way; it could be a particular color combination, a technique, an exciting design or … anything really. Some times I make very simple pieces just to try out a technique or a combination. Or I may simply try something out from a book or a magazine article just to see how it comes together.
I started off a few years ago with stringing and that is all I took interest in until I saw a picture of Suzanne Golden’s peyote spiral bracelet about a year ago. That was it! I was hooked; I had to make it! I found out the photo was from the book The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving, and it included instructions on how to make the bracelet. I bought this truly wonderful book and this is how my love affair with seed beads started. I am now addicted to designing, choosing diverse structures and trying different stitches out and then stitching the beads on one at a time, bead by tiny bead by teeny bead. It’ is a delicate and detailed process and I put a lot of heart and soul as well as time into it.

On top of that, I am very fussy with my stitching; I want it to be precise, neat and tidy. I do like mistakes and sloppiness and thread ends that stick out and messy connections simply will not do for me. So I put even more time into it and so, since I have to share my time between my “real” work, the delights of motherhood and beading in addition to all the usual stuff, most of my beadweaving projects take me a couple of weeks to finish. So if you have a custom request please let me know asap so I can give it priority.
I hope you like what you see and I thank you for stopping by at my shop.

You can also find my work on my flickr page www.flickr.com/photos/beadsandi/

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