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Lisa Pierce

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Name: Lisa Pierce

Shop:  or LisaPierceJewelry

Location: Ligonier, Pennsylvania, USA

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaPierceJewelry

Facebook (business and/or personal): https://www.facebook.com/lisa.pierce.9041
Pinterest: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.pierce.9041
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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.

 

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Sharon Fields Edelman

Name: Sharon Fields Edelman

Shop: SharonEdelmanForEPEC

Location: Etsy

Please introduce yourself to the readers:  

Where do I begin? I am 58 years old, wife, and mother of 5 grown sons, grandmother of three, Jeweler, GIA( GG) gemologist, and Professional artist. I studied Fine Art at Carnegie Mellon University in the 70’s, majoring in Painting (specifically oils, with a minor in printmaking). Besides all of that I also bred horses with great success and rode as an amateur in the Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Equitation rings. One of the things that I am most proud of is that at the age of 48, I , after showing horses on the line ,and realizing the need for safer, more accessible arenas in Ohio, developed, opened and ran the largest privately owned arena complex in the United States, Eden Park Equestrian Complex. I retired from it full time 3 years ago, only advising when asked. My son now runs the facility. This has enabled me to return to the art field. I came in contact with bead embroidery after seeing a bracelet. I started beading, with a passion that has never ceased, in July 2009.

 How long have you been beading? Since July 2009

When did you first try bead embroidery as  a technique?

I did not really know how to begin, so I took a class at a local bead shop. The instructor was not really qualified to teach, but I came up with many of my own solutions and also  bought the book The Art Of Bead Embroidery, by Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini.

Why do you like bead embroidery?

It is painting and sculpture. It is color and texture. It is functional, making the wearer feel special. It is personal and it is universal. It takes art into the street and outside of the gallery. It is as old as time and genetically programed into our need to express ourselves through decoration. And , of course it is that feeling of accomplishment one gets after the dedication it takes to make something so personal come to life and take on its own meaning for others. Plus, it’s FUN!

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What are your inspirations and influences?

Everything inspires me, words, memories, people, events in my life, nature. Living is my inspiration.

What are your favorite materials?

Of course it is the glass beads first, the colors and texture, their ability to change under the influences of different light sources. I also like gemstones, bone, found objects, and rocks, ceramic.

What defines your style?

To continue learning and doing. This is an ancient art, with so much diversity in technique; it affords me the youthful ambition to always learn something new.

What are your future goals with beading? Improving bead embroidery skills, create bigger beadwork forms also join in my works gold thread embroidery with bead embroidery.

Joanna Młodkowska-Brach

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Tauriel Name: Joanna Młodkowska-Brach

Shop: Tauriel

Location: Poland

Website/blog:
http://tauriel-bizuteriakoralikowa.blogspot.com/
http://tau-riel.deviantart.com/

Facebook/Twitter:
http://www.facebook.com/Tauriel#!/pages/Tauriel/123169124457131

 

 I live nearby Warsaw in a little wooden house, with my husband, two children (daughter and son) and two cats. I studied forestry and landscape architecture.

 How long have you been beading? I have been beading for over two years.

Why do you like bead embroidery? It is something magical when I finish the work and I’m touching it then, and the background is all fill with the beads, colors and textures , and fringes gives this quiet sound. Tauriel_1

What are your inspirations and influences? My first inspiration was Good Quill Hunting (and still is) because I love fringes and she love fringes (as I can see) and she is really absolutely gorgeous with the fringes J! Heidi Kummli is my second inspiration. But I think nature, polish and other countries folk art  is my basic inspiration and start point for most of my works.

Tauriel_2What are your favorite materials? Toho beads, semiprecious stones especially jasper, labradorite also cooper and silver elements.

What defines your style? I prefer delicate forms, rather calm colors, and fringes. Shapes are geometrical or nature kind.

What are your future goals with beading? Improving bead embroidery skills, create bigger beadwork forms also join in my works gold thread embroidery with bead embroidery.

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