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TO RETURN TO MY SHOP, PLEASE CLICK HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thebeadaerie

A few years ago, I was rummaging through a bookstore that was going out of business and ran across a book on beadweaving. I was intrigued and bought the book. After duplicating several of the patterns - and accumulating more bracelets than I could wear in a lifetime - I began foregoing instructions and creating my own unique designs.

Since art and creativity have always been an important part of my life, I have felt quite at home designing jewelry. I've dabbled in photography, freeform ceramics, drawing, and trompe l'oeil. But this jewelry thing has become a passion.

While having taken the occasional class to learn technique, my work reflects my own aesthetic: a love of nature, the earth tones to which I’m drawn, a…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 5
  • Joined April 3, 2008

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theBeadAerie
handcrafted artisan jewelry with a natural...

About

TO RETURN TO MY SHOP, PLEASE CLICK HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thebeadaerie

A few years ago, I was rummaging through a bookstore that was going out of business and ran across a book on beadweaving. I was intrigued and bought the book. After duplicating several of the patterns - and accumulating more bracelets than I could wear in a lifetime - I began foregoing instructions and creating my own unique designs.

Since art and creativity have always been an important part of my life, I have felt quite at home designing jewelry. I've dabbled in photography, freeform ceramics, drawing, and trompe l'oeil. But this jewelry thing has become a passion.

While having taken the occasional class to learn technique, my work reflects my own aesthetic: a love of nature, the earth tones to which I’m drawn, and a recurring aquatic theme - specifically coastal overtones.

I've branched out from the original beadweaving to wirewrap, metal fusing, and working with semi-precious stones and my beloved sterling silver. The result is an ecclectic, organic mix of jewelry. And always, it's a work in progress....or perhaps a short attention span!
On my to-do list: stone setting and experimenting with precious metal clay.

With the beadwoven jewelry, care should be taken. Obviously, many hours go into the creation of each bracelet or necklace, and the result is a unique piece of wearable art. The tiny beads are strung carefully on tough, braided nylon thread. Having said that, it is not jewelry to be worn everyday, and should be stored safely in a dry place. And speaking of dry: be sure to remove bracelets before washing dishes - seed beads do not like getting wet!

I hope you enjoy browsing through my shop, and that if you have any questions you will not hesitate to convo me. If you see a piece that has been sold, and would like something similar, I would be happy to work with you. Correspondence will be answered promptly.

I want you to be as happy wearing my jewelry as I was in creating it!


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