Bette Friedlander


West Chester, PA

What makes your jewelry unique?

The intricate beadwork combined with the color and texture combinations makes my jewelry unique. I use a variety of techniques that include kumihimo, beadweaving, chainmail, and stringing. My jewelry is easy to wear and can elevate even the most casual outfit.

How do you incorporate sustainability in your art?

The great thing about beads is that they can easily be repurposed. If a piece no longer inspires me, I take it apart and create something new with the beads. There is no waste.

Sustainable Beaded Necklace
Sustainable Beaded Necklace

What do you do to give back to nature or your community?

I have taught workshops for free to members of my community. I have also donated pieces to silent auctions for various non-profits.

What do you hope your art inspires in others?

I hope that wearing my jewelry brings women joy.

Sustainable Beaded Necklace