Sonya Edwards' Profile
I bought some beads to give to my artist friend who was making masks for a youth show in San Francisco in 2004 - she never got them. I fell in love with beads. They are such a wonderful media for creating. If I create something and it doesn't look right, I can recycle them into something new. Ironically, I hardly wore any jewelry before I started making it.
Over the years, I've collected many beautiful beads and learned a vast array of techniques ranging from bead weaving, beaded embroidery, stringing, wire wrapping, kumihimo braiding, and so on. I was fortunate to have a mom who is an artist and who taught me color theory and the elements of design.
You can follow me through on my blogs at Free Spirit Through Creativity at
- Born on June 17
- Joined November 1, 2008