Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Meet Patrizia Tager (triz)

Bead Art Originals welcomes Patrizia (Triz) Tager! Her Etsy shop, triz, is where you'll find handmade unique beaded wearable art. Triz creates modern jewelry using ancient techniques, for the confident, stylish, modern woman.

Triz began her beading obsession when she was very young, making name bracelets on her handmade cardboard loom box, giving them as gifts to friends and family, and even selling them on the beaches and sidewalks in Forte dei Marmi (Italy) with her friend. Somehow the beads and the hobby were lost when her family moved from Italy to England, but she's found them, and her passion, again.

After graduating from college with a BA Hons in Fashion Design, Triz pursued a variety of artistic avenues until she [re]discovered the world of beadweaving. Entering the beading world has been a wonderful experience for her.

Patrizia now lives and beadweaves in Israel, where she creates original pieces and also enjoys teaching her art to others. Her pieces are inspired by ancient civilizations, old artefacts, and nature. Triz finds inspiration in all textures, colors and matter, whether organic, industrial, modern or ancient; but most of all she is inspired by the infinite possibilities of creating with those tiny glass beads.

When asked to describe herself in ten words or phrases, Triz' response was: fun, creative, sensitive, a bit eccentric, caring, passionate, mother, shy, stubborn, and realistic. When you look at her work, I'm sure you'll agree that "talented and artistic" should be added to that list!

You can see more of Triz' gorgeous creations in her flickr photostream, and read about her beading obsession in her blog, aptly titled Beading Mania.

Visit Triz' Etsy shop to see some of her newest creations (and you can even pick up some of her 2007 collection at a reduced price while you're there!):


Melody August 20, 2008 at 1:18 PM  

I adore the beadwork of Triz! Her Blazing Flowers necklace is one of my favorite pieces ever. Lovely profile!

thebeadedlily August 20, 2008 at 5:19 PM  

Having her in the beading world is a wonderful experience for us too! Every piece is magic!

morwyn August 20, 2008 at 5:52 PM  

I really admire Triz' complex designs - they are breathtaking.

Jean Hutter August 21, 2008 at 1:15 PM  

I love Triz's work and I love reading her blog - about her creative process. Triz has been an inspiration for me since I decided to try my hand at bead embroidery. Wooohoooo you go Triz - bead on!!!!

MAKUstudio August 23, 2008 at 1:14 PM  

Gorgeous work! So nice to meet you Triz! Great to be on the BAO team with you!

Smadar's Treasure August 24, 2008 at 4:52 AM  

Triz is one of my most favorite bead artists. Her work is breathtaking! And she's a wonderful person :)


Triz Designs August 25, 2008 at 12:49 AM  

wow... thank you all for your truly kind and flattering words!!!! and thank you for this great write-up!!! I'm very proud and honoured to be a member of BAO!!! :-)

Swanee August 25, 2008 at 10:39 AM  

Triz's beadwork is fabulous! I love her designs, especially the inner "glow" she achieved in the design of her Blazing Flowers necklace ... it's amazing!

Carol Dean August 26, 2008 at 8:54 PM  

Triz is an amazing artist and a loving, intelligent women whom I admire greatly. :)