Hi, it's me Christine here, welcome to my page for you to know a bit of the person I am & the Artist of my handmade porcelain/ceramic LadybrookBeads that I sell here for your jewelry designs along with my own Designs in Jewelry & Whimsy!
I live in beautiful upstate NY Hudson Valley in the Gunks region with my husband Bob and fun loving Beagle Daisy!
Always been creative, from music (flute, guitar, conga drum) enjoyed a career in nursing for many years, found beading (Native American style & techniques) & became so hooked on it! Must have been a reason... then in 1989 I started having Seizures out of the blue! full blown ones....long story short, on all kinds of meds, could not drive for over a year lived on a farm..so the beading was my savior!
I explored and pursued this beading for quite some time, then went on to semi-precious stones studied their energies, and created jewelry with them and sterling silver. The clay came along when I got frustrated with just making jewelry with stones, silver & beads.... I wanted more of my own creativity to expand... then CLAY and the amazing endless pieces to create, glaze and turn them into fabulous jewelry components, focal pendants, beads and charms! I have been a jewelry designer since the 1980's with seed beading... it is a wonderful journey and learning continues! then I discovered CLAY!! and I was so excited to create pendants, beads, charms with my own hands and use artifacts I have been collecting forever and it is truly endless!
My handmade LadybrookBeads are all created one at a time, with attention to detail, quality and knowing my pendants are each one of a kind, colors will be different but each one is unique. It's so wonderful to finally be out of the basement and into a long dreamed of studio! After many years of Fine Art & Craft Shows, it is so great to be in my light filled studio doing what makes me so happy..... making BEADS!! I have music playing as I go about my day along with my fairy fountain trickling water over collected stones, shells, glass & some kiln mishaps ( the fairies enjoy them!) I am enjoying working with Copper, I am recycling copper pipes, cutting them, enameling, torch & kiln firing & etching & stamping more of them will be available too.
It's much to read, but I just want you to know a bit about me so when you purchase or see my work, there is a real person behind it that loved making that piece. Thanks 💕