Allyson Daane

Elegance in Bloom Y Necklace
Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
Rapid City, South Dakota

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
I get inspired by almost anything. Sometimes I see a certain bead, color or combination and it just speaks to me.

What medium do you work with mostly?
I love to work with natural beads, shells, glass beads, acrylics--almost anything. I would love to learn more about metal work and wire wrapping.

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
Elegance in Bloom Y Necklace

What inspired this design?
The shell beads and Czech crystals just "told" me what they wanted to be.

How did it come together?
I just started wiring the blooms together, adding the crystals and freshwater pearls, it more or less created itself. I love the contrast of the creamy pearls with the color of the crystals.

Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making?
Beads and designs just come together sometimes with amazing results. Often times, the beads tell me what they want to become.