Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' 2008 Beading Contest
Gold Medal Prize Winner
As Featured in Bead and Button
magazine June 2007 and Belle Armoire
magazine May 2009, Bead
magazine October 2009
Meet the Designer-Artist
Lana (Svetlana) May recalls admiring her grandmother's beaded bride's purse as a child in Uzbekistan. She received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear.
She now lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and teaches at her home studio in the Phoenix area, all over the USA, and during the Tucson JOGS show every year. She is also the coordinator of the jewelry-making classes for the JOGS show (www.ArtBeadCircle.com). She is the winner of many contests including Bead and Button, Swarovski crystal and Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.