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Sharon A. Wagner is a beadwork designer living in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

 

Her beadwork obsession began in 2006, when the beads called to her like Great Lakes’ sirens. A self-taught bead weaver, Sharon was initially drawn to 3D beading techniques, which blossomed into a love of dodecahedron beaded beads.  She is well known for her addiction to this form which appears repeatedly in her beadwork. A glorious discovery came in 2008, when a friend at her LBS told her about a bead "guild". Sharon immediately joined the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild and the grand world of beading was fully revealed. Sharon knew that classes with national teachers would provide intimate insight into the tips and techniques from these seasoned professionals and she was eager to learn more. Sharon has served on the Board of the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild since 2009 and as President from June 2012 to May 2016. Sharon joyfully shares her love of beadwork nationally and internationally.

A serendipitous meeting with Dorinda Balanecki, the Director of Design for Crystaletts, in 2012, sparked a whole new design direction in her beadwork. 

And for the curious, Yadasi is a word created by combining the German, Russian and Spanish words for “yes”. 

Because, after all, who can say "no" to beads!

 

 

 

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