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Seed bead heaven in the middle of the beautiful Southwest. Poppyfield Bead Company in Albuquerque, New Mexico has an outstanding selection of seed beads in a dizzying array of shapes, sizes and colors - everything you need to fill in your expanding palette. And of course they have plenty of other beading needs and

supplies and offer classes and inspriation too as it it run by talented bead artists.

Poppyfield Bead Company

4401A Cutler Ave. NE

Albuquerque NM 87110

www.poppybeads.com; 505-880-8695


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Went through quite a spate of making cherry blossom inspired flowers in all shapes sizes and colors, but then had to figure out what to do with them. Some ended up on this necklace. Tried to add dimension to the flowers by using different colored threads in the bead weaving - this would alter the color of the beadwork slightly giving a kind of

tarnished effect. Sewn onto silk leaf ribbon to form the necklace.


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It all started with snowflakes - my current iteration of beading I mean. While I have been beading most of my life, but didn't begin working with seed beads so obsessively until about 12 years ago, when I saw a beaded snoflake on the cover of a magazine and had a hankering to try to make one like it. Little did I know at the time that would lead to hundreds of snowflakes, flowers, creatures, jewelry and objects to be woven from seed beads and nylon thread. So snowflakes have a special place in my heart. Not much snow where we live, so it's always seemed fascinating and magical. Plus, I was inspired by Wilson Bentley's microscopic photographs of snow crystals - they are stunningly beautiful - check them out! Pictured here are 3 tiny snowflakes of mine, part of a collection that can be found in my webshop at https://www.amazon.com/handmade/Bead-Spy-Studio.


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