Swiss artists

Featured bead embroidery artist: Kyriaki Potoglou

DSC04710 Kyriaki is a bead embroidery artist and art teacher, born 1957 in Piraeus, Greece.

She has a son living and working in Bern, so she calls Switzerland her second home.

Kyriaki was educated at the Florence Fine Art School in painting and at the Athens Jewelry School in the arts of jewelry making and metal smithing.

She creates handmade jewelry with metals and beads as well as paintings and assemblages with recycled materials.

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Kyriaki speaks Greek, Italian, English and French.

Up until now she hold many presentations and exhibitions promoting art in all aspects.

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Featured bead embroidery artist: Daphné Madrigali of NAB Créations

1 - On the Beach 05Daphné’s first necklace. A real shell with seed beads and crystals. Daphné is married and the lucky mother of three (big) children, a daughter and two sons. In her other job, she’s a case manager for the Financial Department of Geneva Hospital. She lives in Chêne-Bougeries in the suburbs of Geneva.
Already as a child, she loved beads and created her own jewelry. Then, more than ten years ago, she rediscovered her bead passion with the Swarovski rings.

Still a few years later, she discovered the works of American bead embroiderers such as Sherry Hutchison, Heidi Kummli and Jamie Cloud Eakin, and she fell in love with their technic. So she bought books and dreamed about creating, thinking she would never be able to do this… until she finally dared to try her first piece! Ever since, she says, she is totally addicted. 😉

2 - AthenaFor her first contest : Athena in manga version.
Daphné especially likes to play with face cabochons, which add some mystery to her jewelry.
Otherwise, she likes photographing, crafting and cooking with her youngest son (who is also very creative) and traveling.
4 - GobelinCuff with a mixture of beads and fabric (goblin). You can find her one of a kind jewelry here:
NAB Créations’ blog
NAB Créations’ etsy shop
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Featured bead embroidery artist: Fiby Kreutzer of Phoebe’s Pearls

2013-01-15 21.18.50 Fiby is a single mother living in Nyon with her two adult kids (her model and her photographer).
In summer 2012 while surfing the net, she found a FB group called “Créer un bijou est un art”, that organised a contest on the theme “Gods and Goddesses”. She decided to give it a try. It was the first time ever she created a bead embroidery jewelry piece! To her total surprise, her necklace “Freyja’s Goddess” earned an excellent 2nd place – and bead embroidery became a real passion. Freyja0001 janv 2015
She has been asked for a tutorial by a French magazine, had an interview in an Australian crafts magazine and was invited to participate at the BOTB (Battle of the Beadsmith) in 2013, were 192 artists from all over the world battled in creating their art.

In November 2013, she opened her first online shop.

Unfortunately, an eye accident stopped her in her creations until recently. But after a successful surgery, she decided to try her skills at the upcoming BOTB 15 and hopes she will be able to create another big piece!

Well, Fiby, you have our absolute admiration and we wish you all the the best for BOTB 15!!

NATSUMI BRACELET copie You can find her one of a kind bead embroidery here:
www.phoebespearls.comPhoebe’s Pearls on Facebook

Phoebe’s Pearls on Etsy