I have a confession to make. It’s a big one, and at first glance may not be understood by many. But anyway, let’s spit it out. Over the past years I really hated Christmas. As you may know, for 6 years I was the owner of a rapidly growing business. And working in any kind of… View more
I bet you’ve heard about Vikings before. But have you heard about a Viking beader? Anna Lindell is one of them. Armed with a beading and a knitting needle, with an adventureous spirit and the will to conquere the world. And in addition, a big smile and a kind heart! After admiring Anna’s work… View more
Something is definitely gone. While we enjoy the colourful autumn decoration of the trees and the still-green grass around us, the warm sunrays are slowly fadeing, and the days become shorter and colder. Not just summer, but a very special part of my life is over, so a new season can begin. I have… View more
I first bumped into Andrea Zelenak’s jewelry when I was browsing the beautiful pieces submitted to this year’s Battle of the Beadsmith. The necklace called “Shield of Evolution” made me stop and wonder about its complexity and all the details. A lot of different kinds of material, colors and shapes – and the result is a magnificent, perfectly… View more
As a proper creative, I fell in love and experimented with a lot of different techniques beyond beadweaving and bead embroidery. No one of them stick, though, and I have to confess, that I wasn’t really good at anything but beadwork. One of the materials I had the instant urge to try after seeing the beautiful… View more
Recently I published a new tutorial. It was the Hilal beaded bead, and as every one of my designs, this one has a story, too. I will copy that part here, so you don’t have to look for it. The rest of the tutorial you can find here. Because of this tutorial with the personal… View more
I love beadwork – probably that isn’t a big surprise, is it? And I have a feeling you like it, too. We may have different reasons and motivation. Now I would like to share with you one of mines: it is the fact that beadweaving and especially bead embroidery builds a beautiful bridge between past and present, innovation and tradition…. View more
Since I launched the “Storytelling Project”, I got this question several times. So I decided to share some background info and something really personal with you. My new websites The Storytelling Jeweller and The Storytelling Tutorials are precisely two week old, if we count the time from the date I published the first blog post…. View more
There are a whole bunch of lucky fellows between us, who have art and beadweaving enriching our lives day by day. But than there are the even luckier, who come from the country which manufactures most of the tiny, colorful beauties we use, and the famous city Jablonec nad Nisou with all its bead factories is only… View more
The last two years I was dreaming about a change. And recently I decided to make it happen.
From a successful business owner I became a jewelry designer.