Artist Profile

Welcome to Doin’ Just Beadin’, LLC.

 My name is Deborah Brooks. I am a mostly self taught jewelry artist. My studio is located in Hurricane, WV. My handcrafted Viking knit bracelets can be found at several galleries listed or contact me at  djbeadin@gmail.com. Custom bracelets can be designed please contact me for inquiries.

  I’ve had a lifelong interest in arts and crafts. I grew up in a family where my mother and grandparents loved to sew, quilt and needlework. During my childhood, my parents traveled locally to art and craft fairs. I enjoyed all the beautiful crafts. My mother taught me to sew for myself and doll clothing. I learned quilting and needlework from  my grandparents.

  I found my love for jewelry making and design several years ago while on a trip to San Antonio, TX.  The jewelry artists were demonstrating their crafts. They inspired me to begin making jewelry for myself, family and friends. My friends later encouraged me to begin making jewelry to sell.

 My early jewelry design began with beaded and wire jewelry. I wanted develop my individual creativity so I began working with polymer clay.  I have been making polymer clay pendants for four to five years.  I  enjoy the endless possibilities of the colors, shapes and designs that  can be created with polymer clay.

  I began making Viking Knit Chain Bracelets a few of years ago.  The look and feel of the chain is so elegant. And the gemstones and findings add pop of color and texture to the bracelets.

 The bracelets vary in prices depending on metal, findings and stones used.  Most range between $50 – $80.

 I hope you enjoy my jewelry as much as I have enjoyed making them.

Thanks for visiting my website,

Deborah Brooks