“Bev’s Beadz” is a past-life recreation in jewelry with the focus on antique Trade beads. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, I was drawn to the Southwest, and now Phoenix is my home. Designing, creating, and wearing my jewelry is my passion.
My fascination with the beauty and the history of the Trade beads, has led to my collecting these truly ancient treasures. The jewelry I create is comprised of the rich desert colors. Turquoise, Lapis, Coral, Jasper, Amber, metals, beads of wood, bone, and glass, are some of the materials incorporated with the reclaimed Trade beads. Each piece of jewelry I create, also features hand- sculpted clay beads inset with a piece of my favorite stone, Turquoise. Pieces may be similar, but never exactly duplicated, each item is unique. Rarely do I create items with symmetry, but rather designing as the spirit moves me.
To learn more about Beverly's work, please visit: www.bevsbeadz.com