BeadholdenDesigns' Profile

My designs have been published 4 times by Bead and Button - B&B. "Serape" was published in the August 2014 issue of B&B magazine and Bead&Button hardback book, Creative Beading Vol. 10; The Best Projects From a Year of B&B from October 2013 to August 2014. "Kitties Tessellation" has also been published twice. First in the June 2014 B&B Extra online version and June 1, 2015 - Page 12 of the "2015 Collector's Edition" which features a collection of 25 bracelets chosen from all the B&B 2014 issues.

I was a teacher in the 70's & 80's, a legal assistant in the 90's & a professional driver in the 2000's. I have been happily married for 27+ years. My wonderful husband puts up with all the mess involved with beading and designing in my studio...which is the whole house. I started designing my own patterns because I got tired of redesigning 6-7 inch bracelets.

I hope you find my designs interesting and stimulating, as I love to dabble in geometric, abstract, tessellations and repeat patterns. You will have conversational pieces of art when you wear my designs. I don't use any dyed or galvanized beads in the designs because they fade and the color rubs off with time. I also don't use satin beads because they break easily as they are thinner than other delicas and they also tend to cut thread. I want your beaded art to last forever.

My patterns can be used to make: cuff bracelets, ear rings, pendants, sun catchers, panels, hatbands, headbands, bookmarks, chokers, credit card holders, business card cases, checkbook covers, lighter case holders, tea candle covers, amulets, beaded bags, cosmetic bags, wall hangings, appliqués, belts, guitar straps, beaded straps, eyeglass cases, pouches, coasters, place mats, change purses, key chains, fan pulls, bell pulls, napkin rings, dog collars, horse gear, doll house rugs, etc.