KateDW

Lamp Work Beads, Pendants, Pearl,Crystal, Trade Beads

Bisbee, Arizona · 1745 Sales

KateDW

Lamp Work Beads, Pendants, Pearl,Crystal, Trade Beads

Bisbee, Arizona 1745 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(412)
Kate Drew-Wilkinson

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Kate Drew-Wilkinson

Glass Penguin Earrings on Sterling Silver
Glass Penguin Earrings on Sterling Silver
$8.00
Chinese Blue Hand Faceted Crystal Earrings
Chinese Blue Hand Faceted Crystal Earrings
$38.00
Hairpipe Bone and Sterling Silver Earrings
Hairpipe Bone and Sterling Silver Earrings
$28.00
Eye of Buddha Shell Beads
Eye of Buddha Shell Beads
$24.00
Aum Bead and Zen Bead Vintage Murano Rare
Aum Bead and Zen Bead Vintage Murano Rare
$18.00
Glass Feather Beads
Glass Feather Beads
$10.00
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5 out of 5 stars
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Christy Schlosser

Christy Schlosser on Jun 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Kate, The earrings are absolutely gorgeous. I love the way they look . Thank you so much for the matching brooch . Such a blessing!! 💞

Carrie Thomas

Carrie Thomas on May 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great Jewell. Thanks for the fast shipment

kspgallup

kspgallup on May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These beads not only look lovely with their soft white glow but they feel delicious...heavy and smooth and warm! Beautiful!

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About

I've always earned my living as an artist and will to the end of my life!

I started my Gallery, Uptown Tribal, in Bisbee Arizona in about 1996 and filled it with my work exclusively.
I had already been one of the jewelry designers and manufacturers for The Nature Company, a national chain mostly found in upscale (!) Malls.
When I first arrived in Bisbee, I had already written, illustrated and self published two books, "Basic Wire Work For Bead Jewelery" (because there really was very little on the subject) and "How to be Successful in the Bead Jewelry Business" (Of course, because I don't sell them through Amazon, they say they are out of print. Not true, I publish them myself!)
I also began writing a weekly How To column for the Lapidary Journal. I wrote 46 articles in all, in the early 1990s.
This was followed by four How To 1 1/2 hour films. In those days, instructional films on Lamp Work and Bead Jewelry making, were few.
For several years in the early 1990s, I sold extensively on Ebay. Now I have committed most of my Online Sales to Etsy. I opened it in 2008 but did not begin selling until 2011.
For many years, I have traveled to England to teach lamp work and bead jewelry design and construction,during the heat of Arizona Summers. and have also spent many of those Summers in Normandy, France, also working in Glass.
Now that I have a little Grand Daughter, I will resist traveling to Europe in the Summers and go to California to teach.
My gallery has moved to another location in Bisbee but Uptown Tribal is still open!
I am now offering classes in my home studio.. I have 30 instructional films on Youtube.

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  • Kate Drew-Wilkinson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Trained as a Shakespearean Actress in England, went on to Hollywood, New York and began designing jewelry as a way to stay home and raise my son, Noah. Have also worked in Pen and Ink drawing and making leather garments.

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