I've always been an artist/maker. I've lived as a full time jewelry artist for the ...
I've always been an artist/maker. I've lived as a full time jewelry artist for the past nine years. The more successful jewelry pieces evolve into classes, beading kits, bead patterns, or magazine articles. I love sharing my knowledge about making jewelry, and have found teaching and writing to be a very rewarding part of my artist life. I do a little bit of everything; bead-weaves, wire-wraps and metalsmithing. This all comes together for an harmonious whole. I really believe having all of these skills is what gives my jewelry it's unique quality and I always encourage my students to learn as many techniques as possible. I have a lot going on; teaching, writing, supplying boutiques and galleries, an active web presence, bead shows, and art fairs. I have had twelve articles published in various national bead magazines, and have two jewelry pieces in the Lark Showcase 500, Beaded Jewelry that was out in August 2012.
I love, love, love Plum Blossom Beaded Beads. Now there is a way to embellished them and this is a PDF pattern illustrated for you, and delivered to your computer. Following the clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations, you will need to spend a little time learning the basic Plum Blossom Beaded Bead. The Plum Blossom formula will be second nature by the third or forth bead you make. Now that you have learned the basic Plum Blossom Beaded Bead, it is time to embellish. For all of us bead lovers, what could be better than adding more beads. The PDF Pattern also includes full instructions about string the beads and putting the necklace together. A lot of great beading fun!