My artistic passion and journey in jewelry design began with a challenge. In 2012, while preparing for my wedding, I struggled to find a unique set of earrings and a headpiece that matched my style. I visited numerous boutiques/stores, spoke with my friends and family, and searched all over the internet. To my surprise, I found it difficult to find exactly what I was looking for. Eventually, I decided to create my very own head piece. It was exactly what I wanted.
I quickly realized that I was not alone in my struggle to find quality jewelry and accessories that matched. Many of my friends experienced a similar dilemma when it came to finding the right necklace, bracelet, or earrings. With weddings, the challenge is even bigger, as the dress, headwear, shoes, colors, and even the general wedding theme can affect the options. I found that every woman has her unique set of preferences and style. These preferences are often guided by the natural skin tone, clothing style, color, texture, season, and the occasion.
I returned from my honeymoon inspired. With finally some time to spare, I needed a new hobby and decided to visit a few local bead stores in the area. I also began searching the internet for a variety of semi-precious stones. I knew that with my basic knowledge of bead weaving and crocheting, acquired from my mother and during my earlier school years in Eastern Europe, I could figure out how to piece together my very own jewelry.
To my surprise, I received a lot of positive feedback from my friends and family with the first few pieces. This further inspired me to learn new techniques and to take classes in order to develop my knowledge and skills. Over the years, with every lesson, every mistake, every new piece, I learned to perfect my work. I sourced better material, better tools, and better equipment from all over the world. Soon strangers were complementing my jewelry and asking for business cards. I received my first order and many more followed.
Today, I produce extraordinary hand-crafted pieces made of the best materials and of the highest quality. I treat each piece of jewelry as a work of art and work to insure that I exceeds my customers' expectations. I love building relationships with my customers and making their dreams a reality. Nellanis Bead Design isn't just another brand, it is a name that stands for quality in design and craftsmanship.