Welcome to our Contributors Page! These are the talented jewelry designers, artists, bloggers and hobbyists who have been and will continue to be a part of our magazine. Read their stories and journey to jewelry making.

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NOTE: Most of our Contributors’ profiles are yet to be transferred from our old blog that you can find HERE. 

Zsuzsanna Szilagyi

I am Hungarian, from Budapest. Originally I am an HR specialist. However, when we moved to Bratislava / Slovak Republik I had problems to find a job since I did not speak Slovak at that time. I was luck to find friends and make living from my hobby of making jewelries. Read more…

Teresa Morse

Teresa Morse is a self-taught beader from Norwich, UK. She began making jewelry in 2008, quickly finding her passion for beadweaving and bead embroidery. Now she specialises in two-holed shaped beads. Read more…

Gianna Lammering

Unlike most jewelry makers and beadweavers, Gianna did not start beading as a hobby, but as a means to make ends meet. With goals in trying to fill the financial gap she did everything she could to expand her earnings – working as a security guard and at the same time learning how to bead and selling her pieces at fair trades and flea markets. Since many were asking if she does home beading workshops she started on exploring how to teach people to bead. Read more…

Svetlana Dubinsky

My name is Svetlana Dubinsky, I’m a Jerusalem beadwork designer. I was born in Ukraine, and have lived in Israel since 1992. I’ve been crafting all my life and I started beading about nine years ago. Beads – is my favorite hobby and I create my pieces after the main job, so I don’t have time for all my projects. But despite this, I was already a winner and finalist in several competitions, among them finalists Bead Dreams Competition 2012, Grand Prize Winner of FMG Jewelry-Making Contests 2012, winner Tucson Show Contest “One of a kind” 2012, winner Kiev contest “The Fairy Beads” 2016 etc. Read more…

Elena Komina

My passion for beading began in early childhood when my grandmother gave me my first lessons in needlework. Since then, I always learn something, improve my skills, try new techniques and experimenting. I love to play with colors and forms, combining different styles and create, create, create. Read more…

Aubrey Bouck

Aubrey Bouck is a loving wife, and mother of 2. When she isn’t creating jewelry, she is often found outdoors, in her garden, or playing with her many pets. She is almost entirely self-taught, often inspired by other artists, and enjoys the challenge of learning new techniques. She hosts a YouTube channel, called Aubrey of Brandavir, where she enjoys teaching others the techniques she has learned, and sharing her creation processes. Read more…

Christina Larsen

My name is Christina Larsen of CSLdesigns. I love jewelry making and teach how to make your own handmade jewelry in video tutorials, in a wide range of mediums. My main mediums are wirework, macramé and Kumihimo, but I also expand into other mediums. Read more…

Debora Hodoyer

Since I can remember, I’ve always been an art lover in every of its expressions. I also love music, literature and traveling. I was born and raised in Sardinia, a beautiful and inspiring island in the middle of Mediterraneo. My adventure in the beads world began creating wire wrapped earrings for myself and since then, I never stopped enjoying this beautiful journey in the world of beading jewelry. Read more…

Glenda Mac Naughton

Glenda Mac Naughton (Dax bead art) is a self-taught bead artist who uses shape, pattern and colour to create bead art designs that delight in difference and keep diversity alive in what we look at, what we wear, what we know and who we can be. Read more…

Claudia Cattaneo

Creative, manual work has always been an important part of my life. As a small girl, my grandmother, my mother who was a dressmaker and my father who constructed naval models, have transmitted in me the love of everything created from the heart and realized with the hands. I started modestly with embroidery, making candles, scrap booking and decoupage. Read more…

Valeriya Leonidova

My name is Valeriya Leonidova. I live in Moscow, Russia. I’m a self-taught designer and I started creating jewelry in 2014. Beading is my passion. I love using new techniques for making jewelry with beads, Swarovski crystals and pearls. Also, I design jewelry tutorials for my Etsy shop JewelryMadeByValeria. Read more…

Rebecca Bechel

General crafting has always been a large part of Rebecca’s life, but it wasn’t until adulthood that she discovered the true joys of beadwork. As a self-taught bead artist and jewelry designer, she operated a brick and mortar store, selling her jewelry and other gift items for several years before deciding to sell exclusively online and at art shows. Read more…

Piratchada Thongra-ar

y name is Piratchada Thongra-ar, also known as BeeJang in the beading world. I can’t remember how many years I’ve been beading, but I believe I inherit my mother’s passion and skills in doing crafts. I have her as my first teacher, along with many beading books, trial and error and self-taught, I’m still learning every day. Read more…

Diana Todorova Dineva

My name is Diana Todorova Dineva and my brand is Garia Bijoux Handmade. I am a Bulgarian married and living in Italy for the past 15 years. I am thirty-nine years old and my professional qualification is in obstetrics. My studies and my work experience in obstetrics took place first in Bulgaria and later in Italy. In Bulgaria after graduation, I worked as a nurse in the surgery at the Sofia Hospital. In Italy, I passed an exam for my degree to match those in. Read more…

 

Alice Kharon

I design, create and teach how to make jewelry for the last 10 years. Also, I am a contributor to several major beading magazines in the US and Europe. Every piece of jewelry I personally design and make by myself is going to draw everyone’s attention. You’ll get compliments every time you’re wearing it. Read more...

Ieva Bambale

I’m self-taught beader from Latvia and I live in its capital Riga, small but beautiful country.How did it start or to be more precise restarted my childhood’s hobby? Quite simply, holidays,rainy weather and I found long time ago purchased small packet of seed beads in a drawer chest.I tried to create something but then I searched in the Internet and found some simple beadingtechniques. Read more…

Kica Bijoux

I always love to wear unique jewelry – one of a kind and with touch of the antique look. But I never could find what I want. So one day i decided to try make earrings perfect and ideal for myself… At the beginning, jewelry making
was only a hobby but with time, creating bijoux became my addiction. And this is how Kica Bijoux Jewelry was created! Read more…

Vita-Verena Greene-Christ

In the late 1990s Verena was offered a new position in a wholesale company and
discovered beads. A new passion made its way from then on. Soon this company, which at first sold mainly Lampwork beads, opened a shop in Kronberg near Frankfurt. For some years handmade Czech beads were offered here and distributed to German shops. After a few years the shop and the company closed. Verena together with her co-worker reopened the shop, continued selling beads and giving workshops. Taking care of her mother forced her to leave the bead shop. . Read more…

Louise de Beer

One thing I cannot do is sit and do nothing, so whenever I can, I create. I am passionate about beading, but also have many other interests. I have published 2 novels – Beyond the Darkness and Hidden Treasure and am busy on the 3rd one. I mosaic, play guitar, sing and also do paper craft, and in the few remaining hours of the day, I am a home maker, mother and wife. Read more…

Monica Corsaro

Monica Corsaro started beading in 2007 and in 2010 she turned her passion into her profession by creating Mocò Jewels. She adores working with seed beads and Swarovski crystals because they allow her to create highly precise designs. Read more…

Kosy Hristova

I made zipper jewellery for couple years. The idea came when I saw a big pile of discarded zippers in front of a sewing workshop. As it turned out, jewelry made of zipper is a great accessory for day wear or even full dress. When you wear that kind of jewelry, you can not go unnoticed, because it is very interesting, stylishly and unique. Read more…

Maria Arthur

After coming to the realization that lots of people have difficulty understanding beading tutorials, I created my online business, The Bead Club Lounge. My mission is to meet the need for easy-to- understand patterns.  Read more…

Lan Anh

I started making jewelry from 2011 to 2016 learning the craft on my own. I had 5 years experience before I decided to sell my jewelry creations. When I make jewelry I look for ideas on the internet and follow my imagination with the materials I find where I live. I rarely watch others or learn how others make jewelry. My creations are only based on my personal preference. After a while, I decided to create video tutorials to share my work my hobby, especially in my country so others can learn, too. Read more…

Liz Carter

Hi, I’m Liz…welcome to my channel! I have a creative nature and I love sharing what I know. I am a jewelry designer and owned a bead store where I taught for 7 years. I love teaching and want you to have fun and enjoy making incredible things with me. I’m all about “easy” and getting the absolute best results. I share with you my great tips and tricks that I learned over the years that will give you professional results in no time. It’s all about having fun, right? Let’s have some fun. Read more…

Zvia Ben-Ami

For the last ten years, I enjoy designing jewelry, using the finest materials as gemstones, Swarovski crystals and pearls. I love to try using new materials and beads which assist me expressing my passion to create jewelry. Therefore I’m always in an endless search to find something new in the craft market. Lately, I was exposed to the new beads from the Czech Republic and some Japanese beads. Read more…

Claudia Ionita

Hi. I’m Claudia Ionita and I’m from Romania. By day I’m an accountant, but after work, I love to do something special just for my soul and that is making beautiful little treasures like jewelry. I have started making jewelry in 2011 when I’ve discovered the handmade wire jewelry. Since then, I have tried many techniques, but I always returned to my first love, wire wrapping. I love working with wire and natural stones and to create unique designs. In 2013 I have decided to open my own shop on Etsy.com, Read more…

Ulrike Gunther

I am an “ordinary” woman, wife and mother, who started to bead in 2011 as a compensation for my job in IT-Business. At the beginning, I did a lot of felted jewelry but I wanted to add more sparkle to my pieces. So I came across these shiny little beads and taught myself beading. In 2012 I started to create my own beading pattern. First, only free pattern but then I got more confident to open my Etsy shop in 2013. Read more…

Antonietta Vitullo

My name is Antonietta, I’m Italian and I live in the North of my country, not far from Switzerland and France. I’m a creative person and an artist. My life and my thoughts are constantly filtered by my own creativity and my personal way. Read more…

Anne Jones

Kumi-me-mo is the business name for me… Anne Jones. I fell in love with Kumihimo in 2014 and since then I have learnt a lot. I have now started developing my own ideas and designs. Read more…