Valerie Catallozzi

Valerie Catallozzi

As a bead artist, I am inspired by the many beautiful colors, textures, and shapes of beads.  Many times, I will buy beads just because they “speak” to me, without having a specific design in mind for them.


My artistic medium is bead weaving, which utilizes a needle and thread along with beading stitches such as Peyote, Brick, Square, Herringbone, Daisy Chain, Netting, Right-Angle Weave, Beaded Lace, Bead Embroidery, and Macrame to create mini works of art in the form of earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.  Although I love to work with all bead stitches, my favorite is Peyote, which can take thousands of beads and almost as many hours to create a necklace or beaded tapestry.  Fortunately, I consider beading to be therapeutic and enjoy the repetitive process of hand stitching one bead at a time!


I began creating hand stitched jewelry after a visit to a friend in California in 2012 who took me to my first bracelet making class.  After returning home from CA, I visited Bead Jungle to inquire about classes, and my passion for creating beautiful jewelry was born!  I am currently pursuing my Jewelry Design certificate with the New York Institute of Art and Design, and I am thrilled to have returned to Bead Jungle as an Instructor to have an outlet for my passion and share my artistic visions with all of you.

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