Simply Beads Newsletter
Letter From the Editor
Creating jewelry from unusual objects is something I have enjoyed for years. In this month's Focus on Techniques article, I showed you a few different jewelry pieces I have made over the years. The cuff-link bracelet is one of my all-time favorites, and the Bingo bracelet is something I created for a toy art show I participated in.
I think taking your jewelry-making skills and applying them to upcycling really opens the door for new ideas and original designs. I have always loved having that one-of-a-kind piece that makes people ask, "Where did you get that?" I hope that this month's project, interview and technique article will inspire you to create some original designs of your own!
Co-editor, Simply Beads newsletter
Corene began crafting and beading at a very young age, learning how to bead through Girl Scouts and a day camp that had an American Indian influence. Through the years, Corene has expanded her crafting and art skills to include photography, candle making, paper crafting, crochet and knitting.
After college, Corene opened a bead and candle shop that specialized in organic and gemstone beads. The shop featured her own jewelry creations as well as jewelry created by other local beadwork designers in Corene's hometown of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Corene's beadwork and paper creations are often featured at a local art gallery. At the request of a number of gallery patrons, Corene also teaches classes in both media several times a year.
Corene still enjoys living in her hometown and is the technical editor of Simply Beads Kit-of-the-Month Club, Creative Girls Kit-of-the-Month Club, CardMaker magazine, beading books and numerous paper-crafting books. She is also a writer and designer for the CardMaker blog.
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