Jo Ann Baumann transforms glass beads into vibrant, colorful wearable works of art and sculptures. She combines color and texture using off loom beadwork techniques, allowing the seductiveness of the tiny orbs to express her vision.
I have been playing with, and enjoying these colours for a while now. But when Nomakhwezi brought in this style of necklace in copper and silver I almost cried! That's the lovely thing about my job - whatever else is going on, there is always beauty.
We're absolute perfectionists at our workshop and in our shops. If we try out a colour and decide not to make it an official Beloved combination, or if something is spending a little too long in our shops, then onto the sale table it goes. We add new stock every couple of weeks. Here are a few of my favourite things.