Hello and welcome to NIX jewellery.
I first started making beaded cuffs and bracelets after discovering these little Miyuki beads. After teaching myself how to bead weave, I started to experiment with design and colour. I have always been drawn to geometric patterns and unusual colour combinations, and I prefer to hand-weave rather than use a loom.
The art of bead weaving has been practised for centuries, and I enjoy being a part of this traditional process, combined with a contemporary aesthetic. I love the intricate nature of bead weaving, and the way the design unfolds as each bead is stitched together. The pieces are handmade by weaving each bead individually, with an extremely strong nylon thread - which is also very flexible, making the finished pieces soft and comfortable to wear, like a beaded fabric. Each piece is meticulously created, with the large cuffs and the tasselled necklaces comprising nearly 4000 beads!
Faux suede and sterling silver bead closures are used to finish the bracelets and cuffs; a sterling silver chain is used in the necklaces.
I hope you enjoy wearing these individual pieces as much as I enjoy making them!