Donna Conklin's Profile

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I love making glass beads! I took my first bead making class on Valetine's Day in 2004 and was instantly hooked! I've been making jewelry with my beads for almost as many years but love to see what others do with my beads even more.

All of my jewelry is created using sterling silver, fine silver and sometimes brass and/or copper, Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, lucite or resin beads and of course handmade (by me) lampwork beads!

All of my beads are kiln annealed, inspected, then thoroughly cleaned just for you. Most are wound on 3/32" mandrels and made using Italian, German, and/or American made glass.

I have a degree in graphic design and owned my own glass bead making studio and supply called The Mandrel in the South Bay are of California. I…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 2
  • Joined May 15, 2007

Favorite materials

Glass, silver, semiprecious stone beads, leather

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PrimaDonnaBeads
Artisan Glass Beads and Jewelry

About

I love making glass beads! I took my first bead making class on Valetine's Day in 2004 and was instantly hooked! I've been making jewelry with my beads for almost as many years but love to see what others do with my beads even more.

All of my jewelry is created using sterling silver, fine silver and sometimes brass and/or copper, Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, lucite or resin beads and of course handmade (by me) lampwork beads!

All of my beads are kiln annealed, inspected, then thoroughly cleaned just for you. Most are wound on 3/32" mandrels and made using Italian, German, and/or American made glass.

I have a degree in graphic design and owned my own glass bead making studio and supply called The Mandrel in the South Bay are of California. I recently closed my retail shop and now work from home.

I've been married to my wonderfully supportive husband for almost 30 years and have two amazing sons. Visit me at www.PrimaDonnaBeads.com for more info about shows I'm doing and more!

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