Sunday, 20 November 2016

Inspirational Bead Artist for November

It is my great pleasure to introduce Phyllis Dintenfass to you.  What a talented lady! Phyllis sparked my interest in geometrical bead designs.  Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
 Starman TrendSetter for the year (August 2014-1015) Beadsmith Inspiration Squad (October 2015 -   ) 

 Bead weaving, with all its intricacies, has become my creative obsession. While traveling in Africa, Europe, and throughout the United States, I have always looked for examples of beadwork as adornment. I am committed to carrying on those traditions. The endless array of colors, shapes, and sizes of beads allows me to experiment with new techniques and combinations, so that each piece is unique. My jewelry takes into account color, composition and ease of wearing. Beads are a passion I'm lucky to have. 


I have been designing beaded jewelry for nearly 40 years. After years of stringing “big beads,” I became addicted to working with seed beads when I found out I could thread the tiny eye of a needle.  I'm fascinated with the many off-loom bead weaving techniques.  My work has sold in galleries and to private individuals in this country and abroad.  
I most like to design custom pieces for clients, so I welcome commissioned pieces. If you are interested,Since retiring from a career in education, I have concentrated my efforts on teaching beadwork and designing patterns.