The Storytelling Jeweller

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My name is Erika, and I am the creative soul behind

I am looking forward to meeting you.

Bead, play, love 🙂
Erika – The Storytelling Jeweller

31. May – 7. June 2020

Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, USA

Vanitas bracelet

1.6. 2020 (Monday)

A luxurious jewel inspired the Dutch Golden Age and by Baroque painter Clara Pieters’s painting “Vanitas”. Clara was the first significant female Dutch painter. The painting is probably an auto-portrait of the artist wearing a necklace, a headband, earrings, and two bracelets.

This bracelet is wonderful if you are looking for a project you can really get your teeth into!

You will learn to bezel the cabochons in an alternative way – no RAW, no Peyote – which is clutching the stones as metal settings do. You will incorporate pearls into the bracelet to give it a luxurious and exotic touch.

Lemonade necklace

4.6. 2020 (Thursday)

The Lemonade necklace is an eye-catching bead embroidery project. The tassel and the filigree components give it a romantic, boho touch, while the concentric circles built up of the highest quality rhinestone chains (from the crystal valley of the Czech Republic) and the Japanese and Czech glass beads will hypnotize everyone around you.

Besides beautiful cabochons, Japanese and Czech glass beads, you will work with and learn to attach custom made Preciosa rhinestone chains and high-quality, European metal filigree. The cabochon is attached to the fabric in an interesting way, which you can very well apply in your future projects, too. You can decide if you would like to finish the pendant with or without the tassel, with or without the filigrees for a different look.

You will bead the clasp and the rope entirely out of beads, without using metal components.

5th July 2019

Bratislava, Slovakia

27th July 2019, 10 am – 2 pm

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

16-18th August 2019

Hamburg, Germany

19-22th September 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

Open Day – 1st November 2019

Venlo, The Netherlands

More information coming soon!

9th November 2019

Venlo, The Netherlands

20-21st March 2020

Haddenham (just outside Cambridge), United Kingdom