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Black Forest, Colorado
I have been creating beaded art jewelry for over 20 years now and it has been a wonderful adventure. It started with a friend wanting me to make a pair of earrings for her. Everyone at her job wanted a pair too, and the rest is history. My first pieces were hand painted designs on wood. I started adding beads and fell head over heels in love with beadwork.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Midnight Sun Brooch

New Work for the New Year!!
Been so busy with special orders last year I got behind on the important things, Like creating bead embroidery ooak pieces.
So, this year I am going to do more of the important things!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Butterfly Goddess

Creating bead embroidered jewelry is a passion. The time spent on a piece is enormous. There is always a million ways it can be done and all the colors to choose from.
But, when you find that perfect combination, it all comes together like a dream.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Beaded Goddess

I love creating these figures.

Coming up with the right combination of glass, stone, or crystals to give them life!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Playing With Metal

I have always loved trying something new. Gets those creative juices flowing. Waking up in the morning wondering what it would look like if I did this, or I wonder if this can be done or how do I do that??
Opens doors to new ideas and designs!!

Beads Perles: ***Beaded Art Jewelry***

Beads Perles: ***Beaded Art Jewelry***: "Detrás de Beaded Art Jewelry está Susan Pierle, una mujer norteamericana de 55 años. En su galería podemos disfrutar de elaboradísimas joy...

How fun to be included with such a wonderful group of bead artist!!
Thank You Beads Perles!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New but Old designs!

It has been a few or more years since I made these brooches, and I feel like it is time to start making them again.
I love vintage photographs, victorian women, fairy tales, birds, flowers and butterflies.
So that is what I will be using as the focals for these wonderful, fun and colorful pieces.
The first one I made was a picture of my grandmother at the age of 18, born in Sweden, married then traveled to America as a Salvation Army Missinary.
She past away when I was 5 years old, and when I look at her picture it is like looking into a mirror, I look just like her.
Anyway, I have had the joy of creating these for others to enjoy with their loved ones pictures on them, and hope to do it again. When not being worn they can sit on a small easel and be enjoyed as a mini photograph for your dresser or a table top.

Red Roses in the Garden

Red Roses in the Garden
This piece was made with a fused glass cabochon, black onyx and Swarovski crystal.

Little Studio in the Forest

Little Studio in the Forest
This is my wonderful studio I love to go to work in. My husband Jon, a very good woodworker built this just for me!!

My Little Studio in the Forest

My Little Studio in the Forest
Inside my studio where all the fun is had. When Jon built this space for me he knew what I wanted more than I did. I had to move out for nine mounths into our bedroom, and it has been worth every second it took.

Paisley Pearl Brooch

Paisley Pearl Brooch
Bead Embroidered around a fused glass cabochon I made that looked like a big piece of Opal.

Goddess of Desert Storms

Goddess of Desert Storms
Fun with fused Dichroic glass and bead embroidery