Betsy Youngquist  is the Illinois based artist behind BYART.  She is an internationally renowned mixed media artist best known for her amazing sculptural bead mosaic sculptures. She "started applying beads to the surface of her watercolor paintings over twenty years ago."  But she also creates smaller designs such as her bead mosaic resin clay jewelry which are available on her Etsy store.

Her eye jewelry pieces are particularly stunning. The designs center on hand blown eyes "salvaged from the grounds of a German glass factory."  All her jewelry designs show her talent for color and detail.  Her design concept and choice of beads is what makes her designs so memorable. 

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