My name is Tracy Behrends and I'm a jewelry artist, designer, beadweaver and leatherworker located in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN, USA). I've been designing and selling jewelry since 2005. However, creating (using various forms and mediums) has been an integral part of my entire life since childhood. I specialize mainly in contemporary handstitched beadwork, wire sculpture and leathercraft pieces that are one of a kind and tend to be "outside the box." Therefore, if you're looking for unique and unusual treasures for yourself to enjoy, or gifts for that special someone, you've come to the right place.
For several of my designs I use a handstitched bead weaving technique called embellished right angle weave (RAW). I particularly enjoy the intricacy and challenges associated with tiny seed beads, needles and various beading threads. It's a very time consuming process with an abundance of love and gratification woven into every new creation.
In addition, a few of my other passions include designing beaded cabochons (using bead weaving and bead embroidery techniques), creating wire sculpture pendants and hand tooling leather into unique jewelry pieces and specialty buttons. It's my fascination with detail and the beauty of the finished product that make the stitching, wrapping and tooling process particularly captivating. I consider each and every new design an exciting adventure.
My past experience and love for graphic arts significantly influence my jewelry designs. My affinity for symmetry, texture, geometric shapes, bright colors, simplicity and rhythmic patterns is readily apparent in the pieces that I create. For me, it's not only the completed product that brings a sense of joy and personal satisfaction but rather the entire creative process. From concept to the finishing touches, each journey compels me to stretch and grow. It's within the maturation experience and facing the challenges along the way that I find artistic fulfillment.
Feel free to browse my Ecrater store at your leisure. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I'm happy to answer them for you.
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you come back & visit!
3Fine Design®: Art that adorns you.
***Photography, video production, web, graphic & jewelry design by Tracy Behrends.***
***All artwork is handcrafted, photographed & packaged in a SMOKE FREE studio.***
SRAJD Member #251: Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer (www.SRAJD.com)