Now a retired Chesterfield County English teacher, Donna began beading over 20 years ago. Even as a child she loved the play of rich colors and enjoyed any craft involving a needle and thread. However, it wasn’t until she took her first beading class at Fandangle Beads 20 years ago that she found her niche. Since then she has taken dozens of beading classes, including workshops with such internationally famous bead artists as Diane Fitzgerald and Sherry Serafini.
Using the wide variety of colors, textures, sizes, and shapes of both beads and stones, Donna began “painting with beads.” As she honed her skills, a passion for bead embroidery took hold. Today she specializes in bead embroidered cuff bracelets and pendants. Each one of a kind piece is crafted using the highest quality materials, including Czech and Japanese beads, Shibori silk ribbon, designer cabochons, Swarovski crystals, and pearls. She often gets lost in the creative process while working to make each piece a thing of beauty.
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