Fourth Annual Bead Peeps Swap n’ Hop-about my partner


I am participating in the Bead Peeps Swap N Hop. This year Linda Anderson, the host, is my partner! Linda has done all the hard work of pairing the participants with other jewellery designers. We will send our partner a package of beads, a clasp, and a focal piece. We will then make jewellery with the items received.

Linda Anderson lives in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. She is a jewelry artist who makes all types of jewelry including beaded, crocheted, multi-strands, hand knotted pearls, and chainmaille. She enjoys creating pieces that go with more than one style of clothing and are unique to the individual wearing it.

Linda uses art beads in her jewelry. She made this beautiful necklace using a handmade copper butterfly and Swarovski crystals.


Linda also used crystals to make these earrings.


This piece was featured in Beadwork magazine. Linda has had jewelry pieces published in several magazines.


Linda made this bracelet using a handmade ceramic bracelet bar.


Linda’s jewelry is available for purchase on Etsy and Facebook jewelrymakers open market:

Linda’s jewelry can also be seen on Instagram.

I hope Linda will enjoy using the beads I am getting ready to send to her. I am sure I will like what she sends me.

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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