Vendula Tvrdonova

Vendula Tvrdonova

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2014 featuring Metal

Silver Medal Prize Winner (Tie)

Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
I live in small European country, exactly in the middle of Europe, and the country is Czech Republic. We have world famous beer and glass beads - fire polish (and lots of other things).

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
Well, it's hard to say exactly. I love cities, their architecture, and how nature grows through the architecture. I love filigrees and laces, but my romantic soul is stronger toward my pragmatic side.

What medium do you work with mostly?
My favorite medium is copper and brass, wires and plates, gemstones and rocaille.

Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making?
Who knows? I thought I would be a painter or graphic... and then everything changed. I love wire-wrapping because of the freedom of making, formability of wire.

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
The Hearth

What inspired this design?
This necklace is inspired by real human heart. On the other side is cross section of heart.

Beading Success

Where and How do you sell your jewelry?
I have my own site: and the shop on Fler (Czech variant of etsy): Both pages are in Czech at these times, but you still can order it from anywhere.