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.

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.

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.

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 her Artisticaos Facebook page.

Susan LeGuyader – Susan is a wife, mom, writer, bookkeeper, teacher and jewelry maker. Using wire, sheet metal and artisan crafted beads, Susan designs unique, eclectic jewelry. Time spent creating in the studio and making jewelry is one of the favorite parts of her life. You can view Susan’s online portfolio at

Anne Potter – With a bad case of wanderlust, Anne Potter designs jewelry inspired by the beat (and beads!) of different cultures and different people. She loves to employ ethnic beads and mixed media into her pieces and believes jewelry should be wonderfully wearable above all else. Anne is the author of Global Style Jewelry and edits her own jewelry making e-magazine, Travelogue, found on her website She’s also on Etsy where she sells jewelry and supplies.

Ann Schroeder – Ann uses creative time in her studio to unwind from the stresses of life. She loves all beads and materials and believes everything will find its project eventually. Learning about new bead artists, seeing vintage treasures and discovering unusual materials gives her a thrill. You can find her blog at

Sarajo Wentling – Sarajo Wentling is a jewelry designer who loves to incorporate art beads into much of what she does. She enjoys exploring new techniques to add to her jewelry-making toolbox, which has the added benefit of keeping her from ever being bored! You can find her pieces on Etsy Shop or on her Sj Designs Jewelry Facebook page.