Meet Patricia from Silver Dragon with a $60 Giveaway!

This week I talked to Patricia from Silver Dragon about her beautiful jewelry! I have always been amazed at people who can make such intricate beautiful jewelry pieces. I wish I had artistic talent, but the stars were against me starting in Preschool when I kept forgetting to put the arms on my stick people (they always looked so out of place!)

Patricia does beautiful bead weaving. She said that she has been painting since she was small and so it wasn’t a stretch to try other forms of art. She focused her attention on becoming a professional ballerina and dabbled in textile arts while she was doing that. She said she adored textiles since she was four years old! She ended up leaving dance and trying astronomy, painting, and drawing. Eventually she taught herself bead weaving from a Carol Wilcox Wells‘ book. It sounds like Patricia tries a little bit of everything! She even has a bachelor degree in Math and Physics!

She loves to experiment and while doing that she came up with a new bandweaving stitch that she calls the Vener Chain Stitch. It looks like interlocked chains, but it is actually only one thread. This stitch is going to be featured in the July/August issue of Step By Step Beads!

Inspiration comes exactly the same way as for paintings. I see, feel, create in my mind and I can be inspired from anything from sunsets to mathematical equations. A lot of my designs come to me in that wonderful moment between waking and sleep when I am aware of my subconscious and it is aware of me. I suspect this happens to a lot of artists.

She said one of her biggest challenges is educating people about the benefits of buying and collecting art and that owning high quality handmade work adds to the quality of life. I completely agree with this with everything from expensive artwork down to handmade soap. The quality and attention given to something handmade can never be matched by a mass produced product.

Art is nutrition for the soul, it is the difference between living and merely surviving.

Patricia has offered a limited edition Russian Triangle Weave necklace and earring set to giveaway! It is absolutely beautiful! To be entered into this giveaway all you have to do is:

  • Go to Silver Dragon, find your favorite product and leave a comment here saying what it is!

You can get extra entries by doing one (or all) of the following. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each!

I will find a winning comment number on Tuesday May 5th, post it on my blog, and the winner will have 48 hours to contact me with your address! If you leave your email (or have it and your blog posted in your profile) then I will email you and post that you won on your blog.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anonymous April 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Love the Loop Earrings Amethyst!


2 Misty April 30, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I love the purple tubular netting necklace. It’s gorgeous!


3 Misty April 30, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I subscribe


4 Judy April 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Natural Purple earrings


5 Kerrie Slade April 30, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Great interview thank you! It’s nice to learn a little more about the woman behind the beautiful beadwork :0)


6 Karen Gill April 30, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Very interesting interview. I am already a fan of Patricia!


7 Karen Gill April 30, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Very interesting interview. I am already a fan of Patricia!


8 V---'- April 30, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Thank you for interviewing me and creating such a lovely blog post about me and my work. Yours is a wonderful and well designed blog and I am honored to be featured.




9 Dawn N April 30, 2009 at 9:47 pm

I enjoyed the interview. I loved On the Beach when Patricia listed it. Those are my colors and it’s so creative.


10 Jackie April 30, 2009 at 11:00 pm

I love the Apple Green and Peacock Anklet..the colors are gorgeous. Thanks for the review and giveaway!


11 Anonymous May 1, 2009 at 2:01 am

I love the peacock anklet.
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12 Debbie May 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I love those OOAP earrings. But everything was lovely.


13 Claire May 1, 2009 at 7:00 pm

I like the Valentine Blue Tubular Netting Necklace with Overlapping Fringe. Beautiful work!

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14 Ronni May 2, 2009 at 1:47 am

I love the Natural Purple Jade and Circular Bead Netting Earrings thank you!


15 katers2714 May 3, 2009 at 4:54 pm

I love the cherry twist necklace. Very cute.


16 katy May 3, 2009 at 11:32 pm

I like the Ruby Red Rivoli Wire Wrapped Dangle Earrings. Beautiful red, simple design.
Hope I win!


17 V---'- May 11, 2009 at 11:15 pm

I want to thank everyone who read the interview and left messages and to congratulate the winner of the drawing – who shall soon be receiving her jewels. 🙂


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