MARY HAWKE


I never thought of myself as a creative person, being an accountant by profession, but the minute I came across seed beading I was hooked!

One of my specialities is watch straps, which I attach to colourful watch faces to create fun and interesting pieces which have a unique look and sensuous, liquid feel.

I also use Swarovski crystals, particularly in rings which have the same liquid texture, making them really easy to wear.

Of course necklaces and bracelets make up much of my work and I’m often commissioned for “mother of the bride” set which I can match to the colour of the ensemble.

Beads are so versatile.  They can be used to make so many things from little boxes toChristmas decorations and loads in between!