Tropicalkaren

Original Bead Patterns and Finished Jewelry

The Villages, Florida · 125 Sales

Tropicalkaren

Original Bead Patterns and Finished Jewelry

The Villages, Florida 125 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(33)

Announcement   Welcome to Tropicalkaren Design. I design original, one of a kind seed bead jewelry, and peyote and loom patterns for you to make your own beaded cuffs and collars.

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 Aug 17, 2017

Welcome to Tropicalkaren Design. I design original, one of a kind seed bead jewelry, and peyote and loom patterns for you to make your own beaded cuffs and collars.

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

Get Down Peyote Cuff Pattern INBW tutorials
Get Down Peyote Cuff Pattern INBW tutorials
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Persian Tile Peyote Cuff Pattern INBW tutorials
Persian Tile Peyote Cuff Pattern INBW tutorials
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Persian Tile Loom Cuff Pattern INBW tutorials
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Flamingo Peyote Cuff Pattern INBW tutorials
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5 out of 5 stars
(33)
sharon edelman

sharon edelman on May 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very well made, beautiful in every detail and I am extremely picky. I recommend these pendants to the discerning buyer who appreciates quality execution in one of a kind handmade goods. I am a jewelry artist and I purchased two of these I am more than satisfied! The artist is a doll!

sharon edelman

sharon edelman on May 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very well made, beautiful in every detail and I am extremely picky. I recommend these pendants to the discerning buyer who appreciates quality execution in one of a kind handmade goods. I am a jewelry artist and I purchased two of these I am more than satisfied! The artist is a doll!

searscarl

searscarl on Apr 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Purchased a yellow checkered Taxi collar---it's a beautiful work of art! Very delicate beading--but sturdy and makes a statement. Excellent, friendly artist!

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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.

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  • Karen D'Andrea

    Owner, Designer

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