Meredith Roddy

I started building my bead stash when I was just a little girl, and I found a way to turn my passion into my career. I rediscovered beading in early 2000, and continue to add sparkly, shiny beads to my collection. By day, I am the Assistant New Product Manager at Beadalon and Artistic Wire after working as a Sales Executive there for 7 years. At Beadalon, I've had the opportunity to travel around the country visiting shops and local shows. Now, I get to look for new trends in the industry and bring them into the Beadalon product mix. Dream job? Shyeah! After hours, I get to play and practice and discover new ways to use my fantastic stash of beading supplies. I've taught all kinds of beading, demonstrated at the Beadalon booth at CHA, Bead & Button, in Tucson and at the BeadFest shows. In 2013, I got certified as a Ranger Instructor at Ranger U. I'm a pretty lucky, crafty gal having a lot of fun with it all!

 

Meredith's work can be seen at her Blog and Website.

 

 

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

    I am surrounded by the most amazing, talented, creative people every day. They constantly inspire me to try new techniques and explore different ways to use new materials in my designs.

 

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AS A JEWELRY DESIGNER?

    My greatest and most rewarding accomplishment has been teaching other beaders. I love sharing my love of beading and crafting and seeing others get bitten by the bug as well!

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR WORK?

    I love making new friends with creative people from all over the world.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BEADING OR JEWELRY MAKING TECHNIQUE?

    My favorite thing to do is to learn new techniques. I like to collect different skills and techniques when it comes to beading and crafting in general. Right now, I've been doing a lot of stringing, but I like seed bead weaving, chain maille, making French Beaded Flowers, and knotting with string and with wire the best.

 

LIST YOUR FAVORITE TOP 10 OR MORE BEADALON PRODUCTS:

    1. 49 Strand .030 Silver Color Bead Stringing Wire
    2. Artistic Wire Chain Maille Rings
    3. Wire Banding Pliers
    4. Wild Fire
    5. EZ Crimp Findings
    6. Wire Guardians
    7. Sparkle Handle Pliers Tool Set
    8. Designer Flush Cutter
    9. Designer Beading Scissors
    10. Elasticity Chain

 

 

 

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