Donna Conklin

Southern California, United States

Donna Conklin

Southern California, United States

I love making glass beads! I took my first bead making class on Valetine's Day in 2004 and was instantly hooked! It's hard to believe I've been doing this for a decade.

I've recently been inducted to the Beads of Courage Hall of Fame and had my first tutorial published.

I also make jewelry using my own beads and have a few credits in jewelry fabrication and design. All of my jewelry is created using fine and sterling silver and some times brass and copper. I love using Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, lucite, or resin beads and of course handmade (by me) lampwork beads!

All of my beads are kiln annealed, inspected, then thoroughly cleaned just for you. Most are wound on 3/32" mandrels and made using Italian, German, and/or American made glass. All my beads are made by me at my home studio in sunny Southern California.

I've been married to my wonderfully supportive husband for 28 years and have two amazing sons, 2 shar pei dogs a rescue cat.

Visit me at www.primadonnabeads.com for more info about shows I'm doing and more!

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  • Work
    • Small Business
  • Education
    • Associates Degree