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.
It is all about the beaded bead in this pattern. The Czech petal beads are placed just right as you assemble the Plum Blossom beaded bead and "wah lah" you have a flower. The making of the beaded bead is fully illustrated. You should have no problem learning to make it. The sequence of where to place the beads is listed and illustrated, so putting the necklace together after making all of the beads should be a breeze. All you will need to do is have the fun of making the beaded beads and stringing them together. These instructions were created to be clear, simple and complete.There is an illustration for every step. Have fun making Plum Blossom beaded beads with petal and drop beads.