The name 'Beadminster' came about because I'm based in Bedminster, Bristol, and I make beaded jewellery. I work with a range of semi-precious, pearl, silver and glass beads.
I am completely self-taught, and create my own designs. Influences include Japanese design, Central American decorative art, ancient Egypt and modern art. I incorporate a few elements of current fashion, but my emphasis is on style rather than high fashion. I carefully select high quality materials, and many of my pieces are one-offs.
At the moment this is a hobby, as I have a full-time job, but my dream is one day to work full-time as a jewellery maker or artist, perhaps combined with running an arts/Internet cafe!
Close-up photos can be found here: my Gallery.
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