My name is Mana and I am a lover of all things shiny!! That’s probably why I could never stop myself from embellishing anything and everything I could get my hands on with some sort of beads, sequins or crystals.
I studied fashion design at Winchester school of art, part of the Southampton University before moving up to London to work as Design studio assistant. My favorite job was probably adding all the beadwork to the garments. I found it extremely soothing and if there was ever a garment to be beaded I was the first in line to do that job. Lucky for me the designer I worked for had the same love for surface embellishments as I did.
For me beading had always been a way of enhancing the looks of garments I was working on; but when I moved to the US, I discovered the art of bead embroidery and my whole world changed.
I have only been doing bead embroidery for the past few months and I absolutely love it. I love it so much that I decided to document the progress of my beading endeavors here as a way to keep an archive of my work and more importantly to hopefully inspire other people to give bead embroider a try.