CheekyMermaid

Award Winning Beaded Jewelry and Mixed Media Artwork

Syracuse, New York | 206 Sales

CheekyMermaid

Award Winning Beaded Jewelry and Mixed Media Artwork

Syracuse, New York 206 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars (57)

Announcement    Welcome to my shop! I only use the highest quality materials for the goodies I create for the discerning client. My main focus is bead work, but I also love to switch to metals, fabric, wire, and clay, and even combine them together on occasion. I gladly do commissioned work to allow you the opportunity to own something that is truly unique for you. I always use Fireline instead of thread for all my embroidery and bead weaving, so your piece will be extremely durable. Quality crystals, gemstones, metals, and seed beads are a standard here at Cheeky Mermaid. Nothing but the best for my clan. Feel free to reach out and send me a message, I'm always just a click away. Peace :-)

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Last updated on Mar 29, 2016

Welcome to my shop! I only use the highest quality materials for the goodies I create for the discerning client. My main focus is bead work, but I also love to switch to metals, fabric, wire, and clay, and even combine them together on occasion. I gladly do commissioned work to allow you the opportunity to own something that is truly unique for you. I always use Fireline instead of thread for all my embroidery and bead weaving, so your piece will be extremely durable. Quality crystals, gemstones, metals, and seed beads are a standard here at Cheeky Mermaid. Nothing but the best for my clan. Feel free to reach out and send me a message, I'm always just a click away. Peace :-)

Patti Yates McDermott

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Patti Yates McDermott

About

From a Hobby to a Passion

I love mixing beads, metals, and clay together as if they were actually pots of paint. My classical training is in Interior Design as I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. I spent quite a few years designing award winning kitchens and baths during the day and dabbled at stringing beads at night.

I found more and more that the gems and the colors of the beads spoke to me in a way that cabinetry just could never do. Finally after 12 years of Interior design I had the opportunity to take the jump to designing with beads full time...... And I JUMPED!!!

I currently reside near the gorgeous Finger Lakes of Upstate New York which gives me plenty of inspiration for design. I spend my days juggling all the aspects of designing, promoting, advertising, and stitching billions of beads! I always tell people that I would never need a therapist because the quiet contemplation of beading is akin to meditation to me. I'm typically at my downtown Syracuse studio in a refurbished factory building with a pup at my feet and jazz music playing in the background.

Currently you can find me traveling, teaching beading, and selling my unique handmade and vintage baubles. If you would like to see where you can check out me and say HI!, or check out more about me feel free to check out my full website:
http://www,cheeky mermaid.com

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  • Patti Yates McDermott

    Owner, Chief Cook And Bottlewasher

    It seems like I've been designing since I was a wee one. Whether arranging furniture, or designing clothes for Barbie I have always been enchanted by color and texture. I create baubles and works of art full time in beautiful Upstate NY.

  • Tucker

    Moral Support

    Tucker is my lil man that accompanies me to my studio every day. Although he really doesn't get into any of the physical labor involved in the process, he is the moral support and sloppy kisses. He is typically paid in dog cookies and hugs.

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