Fifth Day of Christmas

Today is December 29 and I get to open my fifth present in the handmade bead/pendant/component exchange.


These cool beads are, I believe, Fimo and were made by Kathleen Lange Klik of Modern Nature Studio. Their patina makes them look just like copper, but much lighter. I plan to use them in a necklace with copper chain.

Kathleen Lange Klik lives with her husband and dog in Reston, Virginia on Lake Anne in a unique five floor townhouse, where each room is on a different level. Kathleen has been working professionally as a photojournalist since 1999 and a jewelry artist since 2008. Kathleen is inspired by nature and contemporary design. Her jewelry is handcrafted in her studio with attention paid to detail, aesthetic beauty, and quality. She sells her jewelry in her Etsy shop.

About ingetraud

I make lampwork beads and jewelry. My other interests include traveling, reading, hiking, and collecting art and handcrafted items, especially pottery. I have always loved handmade things and have collected hand-thrown pottery since I was a teenager. I have done stained glass and weaving. I had been stringing beads into necklaces for a while when I attended a clay and glass show in Palo Alto. There was a beadmaker there whose work I fell in love with. I bought one bead to make into a necklace and decided I wanted to learn how to make glass beads. I took my first beadmaking class from Jackie Marr in Santa Cruz. After taking another class from Katie Stuart in Santa Barbara I set up my own studio and have not looked back. Beadmaking is like meditation for me. What has kept me interested is that there is always some new technique or color combination to learn or try. I have taken advanced classes from Sally Prasch, Marjorie Langston, Holly Cooper, Shirley Cook, Dolly Ahles, J.C. Herrill, Kristen Franzten Orr, Amy Waldman Smith, Claudia Trimbur-Pagel, Astrid Riedel, Amanda Muddimer, Melanie Moertel, Angela Meier, Gay Massender, Kris Schaible, and Jennifer Geldard. I love combining my love of beadmaking and traveling by taking classes away from home. In September, 2016 I got to attend a bead symposium in Wertheim, Germany. I took a bead lining class and watched many demos. I am married and have one son, age 26. I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Los Gatos and Scotts Valley, California.
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2 Responses to Fifth Day of Christmas

  1. So glad you like the bead set that I created for you! They are polymer clay-I forgot to include that information with them (oops). Happy Holidays!

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