Monday, December 13, 2010

Week Eleven: Jill Wiseman

It's time to introduce our next beader in this round of the Best Little Bead Box(es) - Jill Wiseman!
Jill Wiseman lived a traditional 8-5 corporate existence until a chance encounter with beads in 2001 changed everything. Her black and white world suddenly became full of color and texture and sparkle and shine, and things would never be the same. Before long, Jill couldn’t contain her beady joy another moment, and had to share the world of beadweaving with others. She became a full-time beadweaving jewelry designer and teacher in 2004 and has had the pleasure of teaching at national bead shows like Bead & Button, and Bead Fest ever since, as well as traveling to bead stores and bead societies for classes full of laughter and bead learning. Jill makes her home in Austin, Texas, with her mother, as well as two dogs and two cats who only occasionally eat the beads.

Jill is also the newest educator at Beaducation, where she just finished filming her first online video classes. Her popular classes at the Bead & Button Show have been known to sell out in just a few hours, and she is in great demand as a teacher throughout the U.S.

Jill is thrilled to participate in the first Best Little Bead Box Project for so many reasons! First, because she loves supporting charities and doing small, random acts of kindness on a regular basis. It makes the world a better place and that's a really good thing. Secondly, because it's BEADS! Getting to use her beady calling in a charitable fashion is really just too, too cool. And lastly, because it's really an honor to participate. Even though it hurts a little as she starts picking out her contributions to the Box. Thank goodness they're going to good homes!

You can find out more about Jill's creations on her website, Tapestry Beads, and follow her adventures in beading on her blog -

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