Name: Lisa Pierce
Shop: or LisaPierceJewelry
Location: Ligonier, Pennsylvania, USA
Please introduce yourself to the readers:
Making jewelry began for me in 2002 and grew into my third career. After a hiatus from 2006 to 2011, I began bead embroidery in earnest and opened my Etsy shop in March 2012.
How long have you been beading? Thirteen years. I learned bead embroidery from a magazine article. I still have the article and could, if necessary, date the event rather precisely.
When did you first try bead embroidery as a technique? In approximately 2003, I tackled my first bead embroidery project after reading a magazine article.
Why do you like bead embroidery?
First, I adore the colors and textures of the beads. Second, I wanted to create things to wear. Third, I seem attracted to long-term projects that I can divide into a series of meticulous steps. See https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaPierceJewelry/about/
What are your inspirations and influences?
Nature, suggestions from friends, vintage earrings, and a desire to have things to wear all influence me.
What are your favorite materials?
Toho beads, vintage jewelry, vintage gems, hand carved bone insets
What defines your style?
I make what I would wear and that always means unique and colorful. I try to avoid anything that looks matronly, cheap or garish.