Beaded beads make awesome focals which you can use singularly, in small groups or for entire pieces. One designer who specializes in beaded beads is  Sharri Moroshok of The Beaded Bead (naturally!) who lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Sharri spoke about her beading journey, "I began doing beadwork in 1993. I saw a picture of some beaded beads in a book and became fascinated with this miniature art form. It was difficult and fortunate all at the same time because no one was teaching techniques for making beaded beads back then. This forced me to develop my own technique and aesthetic."

The result is a wonderful and wide variety of beaded bead styles which uses different sizes of wooden beads as the foundation. There are some exceptions such as  her lovely disco bead tutorial where metal washers are used for the rondelle effect.

I have sometimes shared pictures of tiny homes or sheds which make for great studios in the garden. Well!  Sharri is one lucky beader because she works in one of those backyard retreats set in the garden cared for by her husband! What a peaceful set up!

She carries wooden bead supplies in her store. Not just the round ones, but more unusual shapes like these bamboo shaped vintage wood beads.

Also noteworthy are her convertible jewelry findings which are hard to find.  The special earrings and pendant/pin findings allows you to change your beaded bead (or hand made glass bead) on a whim!

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