Tropicalkaren

Store Closing Sale!! Everything must go!!

The Villages, Florida · 146 Sales

Tropicalkaren

Store Closing Sale!! Everything must go!!

The Villages, Florida 146 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(35)

Announcement   Welcome to Tropicalkaren Design.

I am a proud member of the International Beadweavers Team. Search for us with “INBW” for more beautiful beadwoven creations and visit our blog for links to all members’ shops: https://internationalbeadw.wixsite.com/inbw

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 10, 2018

Welcome to Tropicalkaren Design.

I am a proud member of the International Beadweavers Team. Search for us with “INBW” for more beautiful beadwoven creations and visit our blog for links to all members’ shops: https://internationalbeadw.wixsite.com/inbw

Karen D'Andrea

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Karen D'Andrea

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5 out of 5 stars
(35)
Tonia Brindalos

Tonia Brindalos on Apr 10, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These glasses are so well made...they arrived perfect! I am very impressed with Karen’s service and highly recommend purchases in her store. You are sure to not go wrong .

budibudi

budibudi on Dec 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Today I picked up the necklace at the costums office. It is unbelievable beautiful and stunning. It ist a real masterpiece: my christmas present from myself to myself - and I am very happy! :-))) I own a lot of huge necklaces of all types, materials, concepts - but this one stands out. Thank you so much for selling it to me, I really feel honoured to wear this piece of art and appreciate your long, difficult work on it so much!

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About

Your story in one sentence.

After retirement, I looked for a new hobby, something that would allow me to create. I took a few silversmithing classes and liked them but with the price of silver rising, decided that the hobby was too expensive.

I started beading, first by stringing beads and then bead weaving, teaching myself by using books. I loved working with beads but found myself drawn to the tiny seed beads because of their colors, textures and the vast potential they had for original design. My first necklace, The Jungle, was written up in the fashion page of a Swedish newspaper, and I was hooked. You can see this necklace under the "Sold" section of my store.

My original design, the "Melting" necklace, won a silver medal in the Fire Mountain Gems contest and has been printed on the back cover of three beading magazines. The tutorial for you to make this fun necklace is in my shop.

My latest project is designing peyote and loom patterns. I love designing these original little pieces of art and using as many colors as possible.

My goal is to continue to grow, create and try techniques that have not previously been done.

Shop members

  • Karen D'Andrea

    Owner, Designer

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