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Tina Tonozzi

Type of Work: Jewelry

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My beading journey has been full of surprises.

My first project was a stretchy bracelet with black and white beads. I still enjoy wearing that bracelet.

I took a series of classes at a local store. I went to a class in Asheville. I found Amani Children’s Foundation and began volunteering there. We use handmade beads from the Kazuri bead factory. All the money from the jewelry we sell at Amani is sent to Kenya to New Life Home to help abandon babies.

I met Rowan Rose Morgan. Rowan makes beautiful wire wrapped jewelry. She invited me to attend her class at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts. I have attended classes at William Holland for 6 years.

The week before I went to William Holland I met Julie Knabb. Julie is the owner of Studio 2. Julie introduced me to bead embroidery. Julie has been my mentor.

Julie invited me to attend a beading retreat in Madison, NC where an international know artist was teaching. I have taken two classes with Sherri Serafini. At this retreat I met Tammy Lawson. Tammy has been so inspiring. I have attended several of Tammy’s classes.

The past two years I have been the “Bead Queen” of the Winston Salem Bead Society.

Beading is my way of relaxing.

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Sells Work at Red Dog Gallery