This week we are featuring Andrea Salkowe of JosephineBeads! Andrea makes handmade beads, a jewelry component that is near and dear to both my and my daughters hearts. It is how this whole buisness got started! Check out All of the beautiful pieces that Andrea makes, you may just find the start of your next masterpiece!
“My objective is to challenge the definition of the word “bead”, to enable jewelry artists to stretch their imaginations, exploring ever changing possibilities in color and texture. Wikipedia defines the bead as ”a small, decorative object that is formed in a variety of shapes and sizes….and that is pierced for threading or stringing”. This seems very narrow to me. Having painted on many mediums in my life, I consider my ceramic beads and pendants as intimate 3 dimensional canvases.
The options are endless and take me on a never-ending journey. I truly hope that those who love to create will travel along with me, incorporating my bits of art in their own creations. Beads have been in existence for over 40,000 years. Buried in ancient tombs to carry their story into the next life. These little objects of adornment tell my story…a diary or journal so to speak, leading up to where I now am and where my dreams might take me along life’s journey.”