Alena Veteto's Profile

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I have been continuously creating hand beaded artwork since 1995, when a college friend showed me how to use needle, thread and beads to create beautiful star necklaces.

Before that, as a little girl,I remember playing in my mom’s bead box and being fascinated with all of the colors of tubes and the endless possibilities.

In 1999, I met the woman who would become my inspiration for beaded flowers of all shapes and sizes. Upon entering the Hot Springs, AR, home of Mrs. Margaret Dierks, I was mesmerized by the colorful, long lasting flower arrangements spread throughout the house. There were daisies, daffodils, poinsettias, bluebells, roses, carnations, lilies, bachelor buttons, anemones and a pine tree forest that Mrs. Dierks had been busily beading for the past thirty years. I was taken with the idea of these delicate looking, vibrant…

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  • Female
  • Joined July 10, 2008

Favorite materials

seed beads and wire, especially vintage czech seed beads, embroidery floss, floral wire, acrylic paint and colored charcoals

About

I have been continuously creating hand beaded artwork since 1995, when a college friend showed me how to use needle, thread and beads to create beautiful star necklaces.

Before that, as a little girl,I remember playing in my mom’s bead box and being fascinated with all of the colors of tubes and the endless possibilities.

In 1999, I met the woman who would become my inspiration for beaded flowers of all shapes and sizes. Upon entering the Hot Springs, AR, home of Mrs. Margaret Dierks, I was mesmerized by the colorful, long lasting flower arrangements spread throughout the house. There were daisies, daffodils, poinsettias, bluebells, roses, carnations, lilies, bachelor buttons, anemones and a pine tree forest that Mrs. Dierks had been busily beading for the past thirty years. I was taken with the idea of these delicate looking, vibrant arrangements that would last a lifetime.
Soon after that visit, I began learning the tricks of beaded flowers, checking in with Mrs. Dierks periodically, and I haven't been able to quell the desire for more flowers.

I'm hooked on the beauty of everlasting florals, the glittering of the beads, and smiles brought to others faces.

I love to sell at craft fairs and farmer's markets where I get the chance to talk face to face with folks buying.

I am trying to offer a wide variety of flowers in the form of pins, hair barrets, rings, head wreaths and arrangements. Recently I started creating three dimensional wall art pieces.

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