Lisle, IL, United States
I'd like to say thank you for all the love and support in making NiteDreamerDesigns a reality to Michael. I love you.
Sharks. Playing Piano. Crafting Jewelry. Discovery Channel. How I Met Your Mother. Billiards. Going to the Zoo.
Skills and Techniques
Bead Weaving. Right Angle Weave Technique. Stringing. Wire Working. Chainmaille. Braiding. Needle Work. Metal Work. Bead Work.
Get to Know
Hello, my name is Mandy Williams and I am the designer and creator of NiteDreamerDesigns.
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I first began creating jewelry around the time I was eight year old. I learned how to make a very basic chainmaille jump ring bracelet at a local bead store here in the south suburbs of Chicago called Beads Galore and More. And I never stopped again.
My obsession grew, going from basic chainmaille work into my intricate beading designs. By the time I was eleven I realized that I could see beading patterns in my head. I began drawing new patterns in the corners of my homework so that I would be able to try them once I got home. I still keep mini sticky notes in my scrubs while I'm at work so that I jot patterns down quickly before they leave me.
In my teens jewelry design was always something I did for fun and to relieve some stress, but I never dreamed of turning it into a company. It wasn't until a friend invited me to sell my jewelry in her spa that the idea for NiteDreamerDesigns began to take shape. But even then it was still a fledgling and had yet to grow into what it is today. Ultimately, the spa doors closed and for a while it looked as though NiteDreamerDesigns closed along with it. But with a lot of support (and sometimes a lot of pushing) from my boyfriend, Michael, NiteDreamerDesigns became a reality in the mid-2011.
When I'm not beadweaving and occasionally sticking myself with my beading needles, I'm a Retinal Ophthalmic Technician. I'm basically a medical technology assistant to a Retinal Ophthamologist. It's a fun job and I enjoy seeing our patient's progress after their injections or laser treatments. I'm also working on my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. The next step is to attend graduate school for Marine Zoology and Behavioral Studies with the end goal of shark behavioral studies.
I currently live with my boyfriend, Michael and two kitties, Oscar and Bella, and our boxer-lab mix pup, Kaylee, in our condo in Lisle, Illinois. :)
My absolute FAVORITE design. I am completely in love with this bracelet, made of silver Swarovski pearls, hematite round beads and glass 11/0 seed beads.
A dainty little bracelet that I greatly enjoy. Made of Violet Swarovski Crystals and sterling silver seed beads.
A bench mark necklace for NiteDreamerDesigns. Beautiful sterling silver pendant with a cluster of Swarovski crystals on an asymmetrical chain.
A sweetheart necklace with heart charms and Swarovski crystals.