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I became interested in jewelry making while taking multiple semesters involving classes in fabrication and lost wax casting at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey in the late 1970s. I do continue to do metal fabrication and have added bead work to the skills I enjoy.

I own my own business, Delirium Designs Jewelry, which operates as an on-line business at janetkemp88.etsy.com
I also attend local shows and have a selection of my beaded jewelry pieces at The West-End Emporium in Greenville, South Carolina.

I was lucky enough to have lived in France for four years and while there, I enjoyed off loom bead weaving, bead embroidery, wire wrapping, and was influenced by their beautiful couture designs, beadwork and lacemaking skills. I collected beads and findings from Europe and taught classes in beading. I…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 8
  • Joined January 2, 2008

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Sterling silver, gold filled, glass, crystal, brass, vintage, antique findings, lace, buttons, fiber, feathers, glass beads

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About

I became interested in jewelry making while taking multiple semesters involving classes in fabrication and lost wax casting at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey in the late 1970s. I do continue to do metal fabrication and have added bead work to the skills I enjoy.

I own my own business, Delirium Designs Jewelry, which operates as an on-line business at janetkemp88.etsy.com
I also attend local shows and have a selection of my beaded jewelry pieces at The West-End Emporium in Greenville, South Carolina.

I was lucky enough to have lived in France for four years and while there, I enjoyed off loom bead weaving, bead embroidery, wire wrapping, and was influenced by their beautiful couture designs, beadwork and lacemaking skills. I collected beads and findings from Europe and taught classes in beading. I enjoyed scouring antique shops and flea markets in Paris and villages throughout the French countryside for beautiful elements, vintage and antique.Most of the Venetian beads in my designs were purchased at the source in Murano, Florence and Venice.

In Venice I was invited to observe lampwork bead artists at work. The artisans adhere to a centuries old tradition of glass making.

Often rare and beautiful beads or unique objet s d'art from another time, country or culture find a special place within my designs.

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I'm happy to accept custom work for an array of projects including Bridal parties, costuming, beaded belly dancing bras, etc. Please convo or email me with your requests, and let's get started.

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