An avid beader since 1993, my brick-and-mortar shop, Beadweaver’s, offered Northeastern Pennsylvania the widest range of high-quality beads and beading supplies in the area, along with a selection of distinctive, handcrafted jewelry, for 13 years. At the end of 2013, I was ready for a new challenge. I closed my shop with the intention of focusing on my design. I have thoroughly enjoyed this transition, and I am looking forward to participating in art shows and selling my work online for the years to come.
In my booth and online, you will find some of my favorite pieces from my ever-evolving exclusive line of jewelry, handcrafted in Pennsylvania. I offer a wide range of distinctive jewelry handcrafted with the finest beads from around the world. My jewelry is made from the highest quality materials, like vintage & antique components, precious metals, semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystal, and glass beads.
I like to mix things up, blend color and texture with vintage inspiration and attention to detail, and get a casual, elegant, and fun look. There are not too many techniques I haven’t tried, and I really like to incorporate a range of them into individual pieces. I love combining unusual elements like bead-weaving with words I’ve stamped on metal or other components I’ve made. But my biggest inspiration comes from vintage & antique buttons & jewelry components that you will find in the majority of my piece – most of which are 50 to 100 years old, and a precious few even dates back to the 1800s.