Suzanna Solomon's Profile

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Beading is my joy, my passion, my love, my talent. I fell in love with beaded jewelry in 1944. My mother, sister and I lived in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mother collected marvelous African bead work. So off we would go to the villages with bags of beads, flour, sugar, small round mirrors and fabric for trade. I can still see those beautiful brown bare breasted women adorned with amazing colorful beaded jewelry.

The jewelry is made with the ancient art of needle bead weaving that I learned from my sister, Hanna, and then I went on to develop my own designs. Using a special needle, thread and a variety of stitches, I add glass and semiprecious beads to other beads. Even though each piece takes a long time to make, you can see that it is well worth the special time to create this original “work of art.”

The jewelry is much…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 24
  • Joined March 29, 2011

Favorite materials

glass seed beads, glass 4x4 beads, crystal beads, pearl beads, FireLine thread, beading needles, Stiffy backing, magnifying glass

About

Beading is my joy, my passion, my love, my talent. I fell in love with beaded jewelry in 1944. My mother, sister and I lived in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mother collected marvelous African bead work. So off we would go to the villages with bags of beads, flour, sugar, small round mirrors and fabric for trade. I can still see those beautiful brown bare breasted women adorned with amazing colorful beaded jewelry.

The jewelry is made with the ancient art of needle bead weaving that I learned from my sister, Hanna, and then I went on to develop my own designs. Using a special needle, thread and a variety of stitches, I add glass and semiprecious beads to other beads. Even though each piece takes a long time to make, you can see that it is well worth the special time to create this original “work of art.”

The jewelry is much more than a beautiful adornment. When you wear my art as jewelry, you have the opportunity to be empowered by a certain quality that I have imbued in it. You can also infuse it with a personal potential that you desire by holding it in your hands and thinking and feeling the attribute that you would like it to have, and this can bring that attribute to you.


I often feel the dynamic enduring female link between the women of South Africa, my sister, my beading students and all the women who buy my extraordinary wearable art beaded jewelry. My passion is to share this with you and to inspire you in your own life! ENJOY!!!

Since needle bead weaving is not messy, dirty, and toxic, I do all my beading in my living room. Sitting on my couch looking out my window I see my luscious garden, a vast view of rolling hills, and a brilliant blue sky. I take a few deep breaths to find my inner place of peaceful stillness. Soon, I feel a familiar inner stirring which lets me know that my intuitive self is ready to create - and so I begin to bead. I watch in delighted amazement as the colorful, gleaming beads create a jewelry form. I ask for a name and empowering quality. The name jumps into my head and I sense an enhancing distinction.

I have a very eclectic past. Earlier in my life, I created a collection of crystal and chain jewelry, hats, bags and belts that sold to major department stores, boutiques and craft galleries, across the U. S. I also love to create figurative and abstract paintings of the spiritual dimensions and I have authored four books. (The Altar Book, Kitty Castles, Beading Tips and We Are Not Alone - Divine Counselors.) I am a spiritual teacher who facilitate a personal empowering experience with ones own Divine Self, Angels, Ascended Master Teachers and Spirit Guides.

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