About Me

This was the second big beading project I ever made, although it took me a long time to finish it! It’s made with freeform peyote.

I’m always curious about other beaders, so I figured that I’d go ahead and tell you a little about me.

Shiny or matte, metal or natural, complicated or simple — I just love beads!  And jewelry.  And making beaded jewelry.  (Sensing a trend here are you, lol?)

Now I’ve named the website “Beaded Jewelry Diva”, but it’s not because I consider myself a jewelry diva — I’ll leave that up to you to decide.  But gosh, all the good names were taken, and this one struck my fancy.  So Beaded Jewelry Diva it was (and is).

I live in South Florida, happily married and with furry children (cats).  No people children, though.  And as dear hubby David can attest, I am intrigued, amazed and delighted with beads!

My penchant for jewelry has led me to explore wirework, viking knit, beadweaving, stringing, bead embroidery, polymer clay and lampwork beads.  Oh, and I can’t forget silver clay and chain maille!  All have been very satisfying in their own ways, and I wear all kinds of jewerlry, to suit my whims.  From simple to fancy, I’ve made all kinds.

(There may  be a few techniques that I haven’t tried yet — I’m sure I’ll get around to them eventually, though!)

“Harlequin’s Romance” – Bead Embroidery Bracelet/Cuff

Check out my Gallery pages, including the ones for bead embroidery and chain maille.

I also love to teach others how to make jewelry — there’s something satisfying about showing someone how to make a piece of jewelry they can proudly wear and enjoy.

So I hope you enjoy this site.  Take a look around, read some of the free tutorials, maybe buy one of the non-free tutorials, and enjoy the videos.  Take care, and get beading!