Cheryl Donakowski's Profile

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Beadweaving is an exacting art. Done with needle and thread, each tiny seed bead is added individually. One by one, I weave between 2,000 and 4,000 seed beads together to produce a single bracelet or necklace. Each beadwoven piece of jewelry you see in my shop took between 4 and 8 hours to create - it is definitely a labor of love!

I began my love affair with all things bead-related in 1999, when I made my first seedbead loomed piece. I became obsessed with those tiny, glowing orbs - I couldn't stop beading!

I've made other types of jewelry, but my first - and most abiding - love is for seedbeads. I only wish I could bead faster! I have so many ideas for projects that I'll have to live to 100 (and keep the eyesight of a teenager) to complete them all!

Living here in northern Michigan, after stints in…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 19
  • Joined April 23, 2007

Favorite materials

seedbeads, copper, garnet, turquoise, peridot

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LittlestoneDesign
Modern seed bead and beadwoven bracelets...

About

Beadweaving is an exacting art. Done with needle and thread, each tiny seed bead is added individually. One by one, I weave between 2,000 and 4,000 seed beads together to produce a single bracelet or necklace. Each beadwoven piece of jewelry you see in my shop took between 4 and 8 hours to create - it is definitely a labor of love!

I began my love affair with all things bead-related in 1999, when I made my first seedbead loomed piece. I became obsessed with those tiny, glowing orbs - I couldn't stop beading!

I've made other types of jewelry, but my first - and most abiding - love is for seedbeads. I only wish I could bead faster! I have so many ideas for projects that I'll have to live to 100 (and keep the eyesight of a teenager) to complete them all!

Living here in northern Michigan, after stints in Chicago and Philadelphia, fulfills a lifelong dream for me - to live in beautiful surroundings and create beautiful things!

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