Friday, October 3, 2008

Meet Miriam Shimon (CieloDesign)

Bead Art Originals welcomes Miriam Shimon! Miriam is the talented artist behind CieloDesign, where she showcases her one-of-a-kind festive jewelry.

It's almost unbelievable that Miriam has been beadweaving for just over a year! She's mostly self taught, excited by the endless possibilities of creating elaborate designs from simple beads and applying old techniques to new innovative designs. She has a strong passion for intricate patterns with lots of sparkle and drama; and she loves being inspired by new materials, textures, and colors and the pure beauty of transforming them into jewelry that is art.

Miriam's first experience with beads was when she was 12 years old when her mother gave her a seed bead kit for her birthday. It would be many years before she picked it up again, but once she did she never looked back.
She resides in Israel, where she handstitches her unique designs one by one.

Read more about Miriam's creations in her blog, and see more of them in her flickr photostream. Be sure to visit her Etsy shop to see her latest listings or to request a custom design.


Anna October 3, 2008 at 9:16 PM  

I love your pieces Miriam! So gorgeous!

Triz Designs October 3, 2008 at 10:39 PM  

stunning!!! and gorgeous!!!! love each and every single creation!!! cannot believe this is after only one year of beading... how much more beautiful can her pieces get??? :-) wow!

thebeadedlily October 4, 2008 at 11:45 AM  

There's so much to love about Miriam's work! I always admire her delicate lacy designs and subtle use of color!

Smadar's Treasure October 4, 2008 at 2:21 PM  

Miriam's work is so wonderful and she's also a fun and kind person! I love her intricate designs that have become her signature work. Looking forward to seeing more of her gorgeous work! :)


Melody October 4, 2008 at 8:34 PM  

I adore Miriam's work! Thanks for giving us a little more info about her!

Swanee October 6, 2008 at 3:11 PM  

Miriam's creations are astonishingly beautiful! Her cream rose necklace takes my breath away!