I’m a bead artist, who also enjoys working with mosaic, stained glass and ceramics, and print-making. I’m inspired by the beautifully atmospheric surroundings of my home town, being lucky enough to live just a few yards from my local beach, Westbrook Bay, in Margate, and I love to create fresh and bright, striking, sometimes quirky, colour combinations for my work.
I run my business, Beadecked By Beads, from my home studio. I hand-weave, one-by-one, tiny glass beads, known as seed beads, to create colourful, exquisitely detailed, jewellery, accessories, and seasonal decorations. I use traditional bead-weaving techniques, from across the continents, combined with modern interpretations and materials, to create small pieces of art that are light and durable, to be-deck you, your love ones and your home affordably.
My own jewellery ranges are finished with sterling silver chains, clasps and ear-wires. Other metals, including gold, copper and base-types are also utilised, when the design or functionality of a piece calls for it, or a client prefers it. Hypo-allergenic and screw-fitted ear-wires are always available on request and fitted free-of charge.
I sell my work online, at craft fairs, shows and festivals and in selected retail stockists and galleries. I also take on commissions, and I make and sell components for other artists and designers; collaborations and inquiries are always welcomed.
My website is www.beadeckedbybeads.com