My name is Iryna Shlapakova.
I love to study and learn new things.
I am in constant search of something different and exciting. Even during my childhood, I was learning how to crochet, cross stitch, knit, sew, cook and bake.
During my life I’ve learned ballroom dancing, belly dancing, gardening, Zumba and other thing.
9 years ago I found and taught myself the passion of my life: designing and making bead embroidered jewelry. It changed my life tremendously. Even now, when I am writing this, and I have tears in my eyes.
Creating jewelry gives me calmness, joy and ability to transfer my emotions and love to every piece I make. I like to see my customers’ excitements when they hold beaded jewelry in their hands.
“I feel such a joy every time I look at my jewelry”, said one of my customer.
I love to learn and explore new techniques, which I can incorporate into my designs. That is why I take different classes to learn from the best teachers (mostly Russian, they are very talented).
I want my customers to have the most beautiful and fascinating jewelry pieces I can create!
All of my handmade accessories are embroidered using high-quality beads, Swarovski crystals and natural stones.
Most of jewelry is one of a kind. I rarely repeat myself, because stones are unique and it is hard to find two identical ones.
Inspiration mostly comes from our Mother Nature.
Working with different stones is fun. Most of the times their beauty will lead me in the design.
I first decided to start my business after realizing how many of my friends adored the handmade beaded jewelry I was wearing.
They started asking me for personal orders and strongly suggested opening up my own online jewelry store.
I decided to take the next step and showcase my work to more people.
I enjoy making my unique beaded jewelry, while also sharing it with others.
I am a winner of multiple beading contests: Bead Dreams, Fire Mountain Swarovski contest, etc.
My work was published in magazines: GMARO, Bead and Button, Beadwork, and Beads & beyond.
Custom orders are welcome.
It is always an honor to create something very unique and special for you.
Making people happy with elegant and exclusive jewelry is my goal!
You can learn to make unique pendants, rings, cuff bracelets, earrings, brooches and hair barrettes.
Please contact me to schedule your Zoom class.
Thank you for visiting!