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You can enter my shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ForeverInStyle

I have been a jewelry designer since 1979 after having first received a B.A. in Fine Arts from American University in Washington, D.C. My area of concentration was silk-screening.

A number of years later, this ability to layer colors and combine textures in unique ways became invaluable when I began designing beaded necklaces and earrings for my own clients as well as the Smithsonian's museum shops and mail order catalogs. Many of my pieces sold at the Sackler Gallery which is the Smithsonian's Asian museum.

During the late 1970's through the 1980's ,my husband and I traveled extensively for both of our businesses. We visited Asia,the Middle East, Africa and Europe where I acquired an enormous palette of beads and…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 13
  • Joined November 12, 2008

Favorite materials

Vintage West German pressed glass beads, vintage Japanese millefiori glass beads, vintage carved gemstone beads, vintage carved coral beads, vintage Japanese tensha beads

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About

You can enter my shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ForeverInStyle

I have been a jewelry designer since 1979 after having first received a B.A. in Fine Arts from American University in Washington, D.C. My area of concentration was silk-screening.

A number of years later, this ability to layer colors and combine textures in unique ways became invaluable when I began designing beaded necklaces and earrings for my own clients as well as the Smithsonian's museum shops and mail order catalogs. Many of my pieces sold at the Sackler Gallery which is the Smithsonian's Asian museum.

During the late 1970's through the 1980's ,my husband and I traveled extensively for both of our businesses. We visited Asia,the Middle East, Africa and Europe where I acquired an enormous palette of beads and findings - all of which helped to set my work apart from other bead designers at the time. My beaded necklaces incorporated the many hundreds of different components at my fingertips:

I collected vintage West German pressed glass beads,carved semiprecious gemstone beads ,unique metal beads,unusual wooden beads, and vintage lucite beads. Some of the other components that comprise my semiprecious beaded jewelry - many of which are no longer even available,include Japanese millefiori glass beads, antique Chinese silver, coral, and pre-ban ivory from the late 1970's.

In the early 1980's I began to create my diverse catalog of unique hand knotted beaded jewelry which was sold in numerous museum shops,fine art galleries, and upscale dept. stores across the United States, Canada and Europe and went under the name of BEADLES.

My BEADLES line has been featured in Bloomingdales, Garfinkles, Saks Fifth Avenue, the Smithsonian's mail order catalogs and museum shops, the Chicago Art Institute's museum shop and mail order catalog, the Seattle Museum of Fine Art, The Rhode Island School of Design museum shop, The Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum and Sackler Gallery, and many boutiques and shops in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

I have also been featured in the Washington Post, Baltimore Magazine and in TV interviews.
◉ Please visit my own website www.debbyarem.com for more information about my long history in the jewelry business and stop by my blog www.debbyaremdesigns.com for current news and give-aways !◉

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