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The Steinhagen Metalsmiths are sisters Denise and Diane who work with precious metals (sterling and gold) and gemstones. 

Susan Hughes is the owner and designer at Celtic Roots Wire Studio. She designs and makes wire wrapped jewelry using semi-precious gemstones and precious metals. 

Jacqueline Stensrud working on one of her glass beads in her workshop in Comfort, TX.

Her lampwork beads are used in making jewelry along with other techniques such as wire work.

Hello and welcome to Bastet's Beads

You may wonder at the name. Bastet was an ancient Egyptian cat goddess and we have a few cats.

My obsession is handmade glass beads, called lampwork since the process used to take place over a bunsen burner type lamp. Thankfully we have fuel driven torches for this now! I make these beads with a variety of glasses such as Moretti/Effetre glass rods from Italy, Bullseye, Lauscha, and Vetrofond. I also work with American made borosilicate glasses and they are annealed in my kiln before being available for sale on Ebay or at shows.

Knotsbydenys is handcrafted jewelry and accessories made using various media (gemstones, beads, ribbons, polymer clay, wood, etc). 

Rhonda Cox will be bringing a designer interchangeable jewelry line called 'Snap Your Jewels'. This line has earrings, necklaces and bracelets. The options are endless. 

Ruphia Peché  "I've been working with polymer clay since '96. I started out making cute little animals. In 2000 I joined a polymer clay guild and eventually added jewelry to my craft table. I've recently opened an Etsy shop, ruphia.etsy.com"

Cactus Canyon Spoon Art is jewelry made by Deborah Ciment. "I have been on etsy since 2008 and have recently open Cactus Canyon Spoon Art to showcase my spoonware creations. Please visit Stringemupbeads.etsy.com , my other shop."

Steampunk Victorian Creations is Victoria Rundquist. "I create and sell steampunk and Chainmaille jewelry."

Jean Ann Reeves is an award-winning jewelry design artist residing in San Antonio, TX. She has been beading most of her life, beginning with stringing buttons from her mother's button box. She still has the box and a few treasured strands of the carefully strung buttons. Now, Jean Ann creates and teaches others how to make beatiful art to wear. Her work is represented in several art centers across Texas and she has taught jewelry making classes in cities such as San Antonio, Rockport, Port Aransas, Corpus Christie and Tuscon, AZ. Her jewelry has been featured in Art Jewelry magazine, Bead and Button magazine and Bead and Button's Creative Beading, Volume 6.

Dream Fire Glass is Nina "Sam" Hibler, a native Texan living in San Antonio. She is a full time artist 
working in glass. Sam shares her love of fire and glass by teaching flameworking at her studio in San Antonio Dream Fire Glass , Southwest School of Art  in San 
Antonio and in venues across the United States.

Sam is inspired by the world around her; the organic, vibrant, order or chaos in nature is distilled into her work. 
Movement, color and depth are important elements in all of her work. Glass is the perfect medium for Sam.

You can also find Dream Fire Glass on Facebook.

"I, Beth Cannon, started Creatively Cannon in 2018 as an avenue to bring income into my little family. I've always been crafty and jewelry seemed like a lucrative direction. I didn't realize at the time how I would fall in love with all the meduims available to create beautiful new pieces. I started with beading and moved into resin work, polymer clay, tooling leather, and now metal stamping. I enjoy combining my new found skills to create beautiful, affordable accessoires."

Marla Ripps Designs is jewelry by Marla. She is about "Expressing my love of Jesus, God and the beauty of His creation through glass, metal and fire".

Marge Kong from Beading House will be joining us with many different types of beads, findings, and tools.

Manosmias is Esther Guajardo. MANOSMIAS transalated is MYHANDS. I imagine and create FOLK ART jewelry for those lovely persons out there who share my love of art and artists. I have been "making" things since as far back as I can remember, always using items I can recycle, items I can wear, or give as gifts. I concentrate mostly on Latin American influenced items, but I might sneak in other items I also make.

Elizabeth "Jenny" Himes will be bringing her handcrafted chainmaille and wire jewelry to the show. She is an instructor at one of the local bead shops and teaches many designs including some by Marilyn Gardiner.

Moon Dance Arts Hand fabricated jewelry by Wimberley Metalsmiths Kathy and Gary Arnold - one of a kind and limited series works in sterling and mulit-colored 14k gold. 

My name is Laura Zeiner and I have been beading for about eleven years. I have a passion for beading with uncommon objects. I am crazy about teaching and I'm known for creating detailed tutorials that are easy for even beginners to follow. 

 

I live in Austin, Texas with my husband, John, a calico cat named MilliBob and Ginger, my spoiled-rotten sheltie. In my "spare time", I train for triathlons.

Jodi Wheeler is an artist making glass lampwork beads. Lampwork glass beads were being made as far back as 3000 years ago. I am continuing the art but with the modern convenience of oxygen and propane torches

Austin Bird Stone Studio is the fine art and hand-crafted jewelry design and accessories studio of Deborah Vollmer Dahlke, DrPH.  Deborah works with precious and semi-precious stones, silver, gold, Argentium silver and other metals to create wearable art, sculpture and accessories.  She works primarily in Argentium silver, which is recycled, and she incorporates silversmithing, casting and the ancient Korean technique of Keum-Boo in many of her pieces.

DG Designs Jewelry & Supply offers quality gemstones, beads and findings at affordable prices. Many of my items are unique, rare or one of a kind finds and all products are offered on a retail and wholesale basis. I also offer sourcing services for those hard to find items as well as custom jewelry creation. To learn more about these products and services visit dgdesigns.artfire.com or contact me at dgdesignsjewelrysupply@gmail.com

 Rockin TP Creations is Tina Pawalek. She writes " my jewelry I usually use a variety of mixed metals, some new, some old, some broken, some discarded. I have quite a collection of old & discarded “stuff” in my studio just waiting to become new creations. I love bringing things back to life…a better life than they had the first time around."

i-bead.com is Amy Loh Kupser who has this to say, "I love anything to do with art, in any form, but beading has been my passion for the last 13 years!"

Studio Thirteen by Anne Boyd. "I find particular joy in making earrings that combine glass, ceramic, fiber and enameled components made by artisans all over the world.  If one listens carefully, these various elements will tell you what they would like to be.  The hunt for this almost magical combination is exhilarating, and I can get lost in the creative flow for hours.  Increasingly, however, I have longed to be able to create something that other artists would use in their designs.

I have been making jewelry for over thirty years.  Through the decades my artistic  journey has been a circular one.  When I started my business, I dabbled in jewelry making, but my real passion was photography.  Now I dabble in photography to find images to use in my jewelry making.  

In 2018, I began experimenting with making earrings, charms and pendants using snippets of my altered photographs.  My Gandyflax collection is the result. While it's always encouraging to sell an item I've designed, it is thrilling to see what others have designed with the elements I've created.

Ultimately, artists hope that their creations bring others the same amount of joy they experienced during the making."

Anne

Mary Newton lives in Austin, TX, and has this to share: I love wire, metal, beads and found objects. I am always trying to learn something new and love to teach, too. I love making jewelry but I also dabble in sewing, painting, collage or whatever interests me.

Here at Mini Mysticals, I strive to make the best quality artistic pieces possible, that will bring un-measurable joy AND last a lifetime.
EVERY PIECE IS HANDMADE, down to every texture, detail, feature, paint job, and color combination you see! I've spent 15 years developing my skills and knowledge through multiple medias in order to make and provide you with all of the adorable and beautiful Mysticals you see here. I've been hand making Mysticals since the Spring of 2017 utilizing those skills and am always working hard to evolve further still.

Baca St Ange - We have been creating Glass Artisan for 30 years.  These are unique and handmade pieces. I design and build Fused dichroic glass jewelry along with my husband Ray Agenbroad.

Down The Hill Designs will be in attendance with a wide variety of handmade leather earrings. 

My name is Anita Centeno.  I call my art addictions Divine Designs.  My sister Celine Thomasson is responsible for my 'beadaholic' ways.  Although I consider myself primarily a fiber artist (I am currently on the Board for the Fiber Artists of San Antonio) and mixed-media artist, it is working with beads that is the MOST addictive. I do epoxy resin charm jewelry (combined with beads of course!)  My exploration with creating resin charms has evolved over the years.  At first I would use old postage stamps and found papers to embed in resin, then I started using my own hand-painted paper to embed in resin.  

Celine Casillas Thomasson: I delight in creating free spirited, bohemian jewelry designs with leather, beads and charms. I've been doing beadwork for about 25 years. After taking a class in Santa Fe, New Mexico my understanding of leather totally changed and I'm continually exploring this versatile medium.

Bead Boys

We want to thank you for visiting our web site. We are here to serve you. We offer the lowest prices, the best quality and the largest selection of beads in San Antonio. 

Our knowledgeable staff is on hand to help you choose the right tools for your project or to simply answer your questions.

We get new inventory every few weeks so check back often. 

We have a large selection of crystals, semi-precious beads, glass pearls, findings, wire, and tools. We are regularly adding new and exciting offerings that will make your projects successful.

Corie Sue's Creations - I have made jewelry since I was a teenager working with various media and made jewelry for family and friends ever since. Now that I finally have time to devote to this passion, I decided to form a business. I will be selling the jewelry initially on-line and at arts and crafts shows. The new addition to my passion is working with semi-precious stones. My husband and I have gone rock hunting and are cutting and polishing the stones so I can use the stones in my jewelry. Each of these pieces are unique and fun to create so hope you enjoy seeing them. If you have a piece you would like incorporated into a piece of jewelry, would love to hear from you and see what exciting piece of jewelry can be created!

Welcome to El Sol Studios!
We are a couple (husband and wife team) of professional artists and crafters that live and work in San Antonio, Texas. We make jewelry, clocks, magnets,ornaments, handmade cards, paintings, and anything else we get our hands on.
We love to spread the Latino/Chicano culture through our art using traditional imagery with a modern folk art approach.