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    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.
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    3. Artistic Wire Chain Maille Rings
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    5. Wire Banding Pliers
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    7. Wild Fire
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    9. EZ Crimp Findings
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    11. Wire Guardians
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    13. Sparkle Handle Pliers Tool Set
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    15. Designer Flush Cutter
    16. \n
    17. Designer Beading Scissors
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    19. Elasticity Chain
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      My undergraduate degree in Fine Arts was complimented by my training in Rome, Italy at the Renowned Accademia delle Arti Orafe, and my apprenticeship at Bottega Mortet in Italy established in 1889. My jewelry designs represent the broad interest I developed in a number of areas, including: bead weaving and working with wire.
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    WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AS A JEWELRY DESIGNER?

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      Learning the “Lost Wax Process of jewelry making while studying in Italy was perhaps one of my most challenging and exciting accomplishments as a designer. However, the ultimate gratification is the positive feedback I receive from my customers as well as companies like Beadalon.
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      Every day I am learning and experimenting with new elements in different ways. Creating special pieces of jewelry is very exciting and provides me with a wonderful sense of accomplishment. I receive a great deal of satisfaction in taking simple beads, chains, wire or other elements and using my imagination to create jewelry that is not only custom-made, but trendy and high quality, with a price tag that is affordable for almost every woman.
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      5. Artistic Wire Chain Maille Rings
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      7. Chains
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      9. Wildfire Beading Thread
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      11. 49 Strand Wire
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      13. Wire Banding Pliers
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      15. QuickLinks
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      17. Lobster and Toggle Clasps
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      19. Memory Wire and Memory Wire Shears
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      9. Beadalon Knotter Tool
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      11. Knot-A-Bead Spacers
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      13. Conetastic
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      15. Scrimp Findings
      16. \n
      17. Artistic Wire Large Wire Crimp Connectors
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      19. Bail Making Pliers
      20. \n
      21. Ring Mandrel
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      I am a jewelry designer and mixed media artist living in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have been making jewelry since I was a teenager. I am now a full-time jewelry designer with dreams of owning my own brick and mortar shop. In the meantime, I sell my designs on Etsy and specialize in custom designs for special occasions as well as giving new life to customer's favorite vintage or broken jewelry pieces by working them into a brand new, one of a kind design.
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      I'm an inspired by classic vintage styles and try to incorporate them into popular trends in the industry when I can. I am also inspired by the creative and amazingly talented designers I am privileged to work with at Beadalon as well as the designers and artists I have gotten to know through Etsy. They inspire me to push the limits of what I can do and to try new techniques and styles.
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    WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AS A JEWELRY DESIGNER?

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      My greatest accomplishments as a jewelry designer are in the small victories of learning a new technique. I am constantly learning and trying new things. When I learn a new technique it opens a new creative door for me and I can look at my older designs with fresh eyes and find new inspiration within my own work.
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      Jewelry design is a creative outlet for me. It is very therapeutic to create pieces of jewelry. It allows me time to be alone with my thoughts and decompress after a long or particularly stressful day.
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      I am currently obsessed with bead stitching/weaving on and off a loom however, I am always learning new things and find myself hooked on whatever new technique I've learned for weeks at a time. Ask me again in a month and you'll likely get a different answer!
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      3. Quick Links
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      5. Sparkle Handle Pliers Tool Set
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      7. 49 Strand 24K Gold Plated Stringing Wire
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      9. Wrappers
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      11. Wire Guardians
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      13. Sparkle Crimp Covers
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      15. Upper Clasp
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      17. Solid Rings
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      19. Peanut Connectors (as seen with Quick Links)
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      Franchezka Westwood is a fine handmade jewelry artist, designer and teacher. Her passion for wire wrapping came years ago when she moved to the U.S. from Colombia, South America. She continued designing jewelry at a professional level and has participated in many gem shows. She taught wire wrapping jewelry at Furman University SC Continuing Education, Mauldin High School Special Needs Students, Bead Fest Spring Show Philadelphia 2013, Bead and Button Show Milwaukee 2013 and future 2014 already accepted individual classes in her studio and online classes and invited to teach classes in Germany November 2013. Franchezka made a television demonstration of wire wrapping at The Morning Blend in Tucson, Arizona, January 2013. Her new success is becoming part of the Beadalon Designer Team. Her passion is to teach so I'm sure you will love to learn with her.
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      I feel my great new accomplishment to be called to become a part of the Beadalon Design Team. That makes me very happy.
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      "Follow your heart to fill your soul with happiness"I love people, to teach, to travel, to make jewelry. All that is my work and I enjoy it every day.
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      I love everything with wire alone or mixing media and techniques. I knit, weave, wrap, crochet, coil, braid, filigree, tweak it and create jewelry mixing the techniques.
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      5. Jump Rings (precision)
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      7. Wire Worker Tool (good)
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      9. Lazee Daizee (ease tool)
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      11. Bail Making Pliers (love them)
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      13. Aluminum Mandrels (light)
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      15. Knotting Pliers (small and precise)
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      17. Econo Tools (great tools)
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      19. Beading Station (wire and tools organized)
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      I teach wire and bead and metalwork techniques at local museums, arts workshops and wherever creative students gather and seek knowledge in the art of jewelrymaking. I teach nationally and internationally at bead festivals and shows. As an Ambassador for Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements I have created designs, written instructions and contributed technical advice to various publications in the art of bead and wire jewelrymaking. I have been on expert advice teams and my designs have been featured on a major resellers catalog cover.In the interest of sharing my creativity, I am working with the Beadalon team to develop and bring my inventions to the marketplace to help students find ways to satisfy their desire to create and realize their needs for the very best findings and tools. It is my pleasure to be working in such a dynamic environment and on an exciting path in my career.
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      I am inspired by the grace and beauty of the natural world around us and by my travels and lifelong experiences, especially with my family. I am also inspired by my students and fellow jewelrymakers in a caring and sharing DIY community.
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    WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AS A JEWELRY DESIGNER?

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      Over the years, my design instinct is fueled by my desire to share. This has made my chosen path all the more interesting as I continue to learn as I teach. I feel the desire to learn is a gift that gives back and I am excited to be able to offer jewelry design in unison with my desire to invent tools and devices for the DIY industry and so the jewelrymaker.
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      Most importantly, collaborating with creatively motivated people puts a smile on my face. This spurs me to share my love of jewelry making. On an individual level, the beauty I find in gems, crystals, metals and organic objects gives me great joy and fuels my creativity.
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      It is impossible to choose one. I would say that first would be wirewrapping. Second would be working with and creating tools and devices to facilitate my love of metalwork techniques. Third would be utilizing traditional and non-traditional methods to set gemstones and pearls and Swarovski Elements. I strive to harness an elements sparkle color intensity and texture just so to enhance its place in my designs.
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      11. Professional Deluxe Coiling Gizmo
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      13. Beadfix Adhesive Squares
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      15. Stainless Steel Wire
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      17. German Style Wire/ All Gauges/Colors
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      19. Designer Flush Cutter
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      Susan Thomas's passion for designing jewelry is driven by her love of gemstones. Life has Taken her in a variety of directions, but eventually her enthusiasm for gemstones collided with Her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit and Susan turned jewelry making into a career. Her Jewelry features semi-precious and precious gemstones and a variety of metals. Susan takes The time to make each piece special. She creates each piece with a spirit of optimism…in hopes It will find its way into your wardrobe and become one of your favorites. Website is:
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      Natural gemstones, beautiful colors and new ideas!
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    WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AS A JEWELRY DESIGNER?

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      Opening my own retail store entirely devoted to handmade jewelry.
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      I love it when someone comes to me with a design challenge and asks me to come up with a design or vision for a piece of jewelry. My favorite part is when they first see the completed piece. The look on their face is always such a mixture of emotions…joy, disbelief, excitement, It is such a great feeling!
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      Freeform wire wrapping!
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      3. German Style Wire
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      5. Silver and Gold Colored 49/19 Strand Wire
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      7. Oval Jump Rings
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      9. Designer Flush Cutter
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      11. Fancy Rings
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      13. Findings
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      15. Bead Spinner
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      17. Wig Jig
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      19. 55 Compartment Storage Box
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