Welcome to Originalbeading! My name is Michelle and I am the sole artist in my business. All work is created by my hands alone over hours, days or weeks! I take great pride in my work and strive to give the buyer that special something that is a little different and unique. To view all of my items, prices and fabulous reviews, go to etsy.com/shop/originalbeading.
I started life as a singer. At the age of 14, I was in love with the drama of opera; the sets, the costumes, the music, the magic! I loved being on stage and communicating to an audience all those powerful emotions that make us human and alive.
Through illness, I wasn't able to make opera performance my career- but the creativity from the arts never stopped flowing. One day, I came across this container of glass beads. I brought them home and I played, and the playing never stopped! In all that time, I've learned much about different materials. My favorites are Czech glass and Swarovski crystal, but I love different gemstones and freshwater pearls as well.
Once I started, jewelry creation became my life, my emotional release. I love bringing the stage to my designs. Our style is a way of physically expressing ourselves, and sometimes we feel demure, sometimes dramatic! But, if our friend Shakespeare said, "All the world is a stage, and we are the players," then I'm still on stage, and creating the costumes of life.
Though I create all kinds of jewelry, I have fallen in love with bridal jewelry, so it makes perfect sense to join Weddingwire! They are all my handmade beaded jewelry. Some of my styles are vintage, modern, simple or fantastical- but all unique. All my designs I have discovered on my own through time and experimentation. My creations can run from delicate and accessible to fancy and elaborate, but all original and one of a kind.
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Luba · Married on 07/09/2016
Absolutely beautiful work! Looks so magical. Michelle is very caring, with her you are in good hands. I have been recommending her to a lot of friends.Sent on 04/29/2016
Anthea · Married on 07/08/2016
I am absolutely thrilled and delighted with the beautiful choker that I bought from Original Beading. I wanted something that would make a statement to go with my mother of the bride outfit in July this year. It arrived on time and it is fabulous. Exquisitely made, lovely design, comfortable to wear and at a really affordable price. A huge thank you to Michelle and Original Beading. I will be letting all my friends know about your wonderful work. AntheaSent on 05/06/2016
Marloes · Married on 06/17/2016
Michelle is great to work with and will do everything in her power to make a piece that will forfill all your wishes! Michelle made a shouldernecklace for my wedding. I described all different bits of necklaces i liked and she mocked it all up and made an image to let me see how it would look. Then she adjusted the design based on my reaction. We had several mocked up images we looked at together (even her husband was helping us!). Working with her was great, the thousands of miles between us (i live in Europe) didn't bother us at all. When we had a necklace that looked great she started making it for real and finished it so fast! When i recieved it, it looked more beautiful than in the pictures!! It's beautifully made and exactly what i asked for! I would recommand Michelle to everyone!!Sent on 05/03/2016
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