phaedra torres' Profile

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i've been making jewelry for over 20 years. i began with more basic designs using czech glass and acrylic beads while i was a teenager, and then later moved onto semi-precious stones. more recently i've been inspired by found objects, using a lot of items from my (and my mom's) years of collecting stuff.

my jewelry designs have appeared in these books:

Beadazzled: Where Beads & Inspiration Meet

Making Designer Mixed Media and Memory Jewelry (my necklace is on the cover)

1000 Jewelry Inspirations

my dog kona oversees all aspects of the bead and jewelry selling.

*so many of you have commented on my avatar, so here's a little background on the…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 21
  • Joined January 25, 2008

Favorite materials

clay, found objects, stones

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About

i've been making jewelry for over 20 years. i began with more basic designs using czech glass and acrylic beads while i was a teenager, and then later moved onto semi-precious stones. more recently i've been inspired by found objects, using a lot of items from my (and my mom's) years of collecting stuff.

my jewelry designs have appeared in these books:

Beadazzled: Where Beads & Inspiration Meet

Making Designer Mixed Media and Memory Jewelry (my necklace is on the cover)

1000 Jewelry Inspirations

my dog kona oversees all aspects of the bead and jewelry selling.

*so many of you have commented on my avatar, so here's a little background on the little angel/devil. that's kona, she's my 7 year old boxer/shepherd mix, adopted from the pasadena humane society. people like to guess what she's mixed with, since i think the shelter just took a guess too (they say shepherd/boxer mix). i've been told she's part lab, pit, shepherd, retriever, etc.

that's her watching me as i take pictures of my beads and jewelry in my back yard.

some of her likes:
catching grasshoppers
long hikes
going to the beach
snacks (of course)
watching and following me around ALL DAY
figs (she actually snatches them off the lower branches of my fig tree)
riding in the car


some of her dislikes:
fierce wind
whistles
brocolli
when i playfully blow at her ears
when a grasshopper gets away from her
short hikes
baths

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