Who are the contributors and editors of the Art Bead Scene?

Heather Powers – The owner and editor of the Art Bead Scene, her website is Heather is the author of three jewelry and bead books, Jewelry Designs from Nature, Beautiful Elements and the Bead-making Lab. When she isn’t busy making beads, she is planning her next Bead Cruise adventure or one of her popular retreats.

Tari Sasser – Tari reminds us that art beads aren’t always beads! Primarily a button artist (any button can be a pendant or jewelry component), the owner of Creative Impressions in Clay sheds new light on the possibilities of art beads and their uses.

Erin Prais-Hintz – Jewelry designer, Erin Prais-Hintz, creates one-of-a-kind pieces that capture emotions and reflect the personality, history and passions of their owners. Her art utilizes everything from precious gemstones to found objects from foreign lands or close to home. Each work of art is unique in style, color and texture and is a treasure found just for you.  Learn more about Erin’s story and check out her jewelry at her website.

Mary Harding – Mary’s beads are both slip cast and hand built. Each bead is individually decorated with stampings, multiple stainings, firings and glazing often resulting in an ancient or primitive look. Mary uses impressions from wildflowers and plants that blossom in the summer in the pastures of Northern New York. Mary Harding Jewlery + Etsy

Michelle Ann McCarthy – Michelle’s beads reflect her love of the beach, sea life and nature. She uses different ceramic clays, molds and hand building techniques. Michelle enjoys designing whimsical jewelry with her ceramic beads. Waxed linen and Czech glass are her favorite materials. You can find her on her website, on etsy and on Facebook.

Sally Sutherland – Sally Sutherland of Soul Silver makes lampwork beads and jewellery components in her home studio in the west of scotland. Each bead is carefully made in the flame with molten glass and kiln annealed for strength and durability. Visit Sally’s Etsy shop at Soul Silver and keep up with her latest work on her Facebook page.

Loralee Kolton – Loralee has a real love affair with art and vintage beads and works with them almost exclusively. She has been a regular contributor to Jewelry Stringing Magazine for a number of years. Before discovering beads 10 years ago, Loralee worked as a freelance illustrator for a major greeting card company.  She’s been surrounded by the art world since birth as the majority of her family are artists. We like to call Loralee the Earring Whisperer because she has a way to transforming just a few beads into mini earring masterpieces. Check out more of her work in her Etsy Shop.

Ashley BonneySummer Wind Art

Terri DelSignore – Terri Del Signore is a ceramic artist that gets the most thrill from creating tiny pieces of wearable art (AKA beads). Her work reflects her passion for fine details through sculpting, carving, and hand painting tiny details with and on clay. For more info visit