Sharon A. Wagner is a beadwork designer and fiber enthusiast living in Whitehall, Wisconsin.

 

A self-taught bead weaver, Sharon was initially drawn to 3D beading techniques, which blossomed into a love of  beaded beads.  She is well known for her use of 3D forms which appear repeatedly in her beadwork. Sharon  served on the Board of the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild from 2009 to 2016 and as President from June 2012 to May 2016. GLBG classes with national teachers provided intimate insight into the tips and techniques from seasoned professionals expanding her knowledge and understanding of the art of off loom bead weaving. Sharon shared her designs in national and international teaching venues and beading publications from 2014 to 2018.

A serendipitous meeting with Dorinda Balanecki, the Director of Design for Crystaletts, in 2012, sparked a whole new design direction in her beadwork. As of late 2020 Sharon's focus has turned to fiber, primarily knitting, machine knitting and crochet. The beads are safely tucked away, yet still calling softly, until her new studio is established in Wisconsin...but not for a few years yet.

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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