Lauren Andersen

I was born & raised in beautiful southern California. I was blessed with having and extremely talented & crafty mom. My father was an equally talented Civil Engineer. I have a degree in Accounting, Paralegal Studies, & Pharmacy Technician. (I couldn't decide what I wanted to be when I grew up!!) But seriously, I love learning and evolving.

 

Most of my career was spent being "serious." Now is the fun part of my life! I love taking a raw material, like wire, and turning it into a gorgeous new creation. I also love to bead, macrame, and various forms of needlepoint. What inspires you? Nature inspires me. I love the simplicity and the complexity of nature. People also inspire me. I love to see their faces when I explain how my chainmaille is created & they always have wonderful suggestions for new creations! And of course my family always inspires and supports me.

 

Her work can be seen at: www.thechainmaillelady.com

 

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AS A JEWELRY DESIGNER?

    Being able to design gorgeous chainmaille for Beadalon.
    Also, having my work published in Step By Step Wire Jewelry.

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR WORK?

    The relaxation I feel when weaving chainmaille. It is a technique that when you make a mistake, you have created a new weave!

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BEADING OR JEWELRY MAKING TECHNIQUE?

    Chainmaille. My favorite Chainmaille weave pattern is the Dragonscale. I love the fluidness of it.
    I also love to bead. Peyote stitch is one of my favorites.

 

LIST YOUR FAVORITE TOP 10 OR MORE BEADALON PRODUCTS:

    1. Artistic Wire
    2. Scrimps
    3. 19 Strand Silver Plated Bead Stringing Wire
    4. 49 Strand Satin Gold Bead Stringing Wire
    5. Upper Clasp
    6. BeadFix SuperFast Adhesive
    7. Spin-N-Bead Bead Loader
    8. Wire Twister
    9. Coiling Gizmo
    10. Thing-a-ma-Jig

 

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