Designers

Dorinda Balanecki
Dorinda Balanecki – the Director of Design for Horsman Ltd. and the creator of the Crystaletts® Buttons.  Crystaletts were originally designed for a doll sweater for the Urban® Vita line of dolls designed by Dorinda produced by Horsman Ltd. Being the avid crafter, Dorinda started putting the buttons into her knitting and soon realized there was a need for this item in the craft world. She is a doll designer, sewer, knitter, beader and having accomplished nearly every craft you can think of. “I have always enjoyed making things”
Sharon Wagner
Sharon Wagner’s beadwork obsession began in 2006, when the beads called to her like Great Lakes’ sirens. Initially drawn to 3D beading techniques and beaded beads. Sharon joined the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild in 2008, served on the board since 2009, and as President from June 2012 to the present. Sharon is also known by her business name, “Yadasi Beads”. Yadasi is a uniquely created word, comprised of the German, Russian and Spanish words for “yes”. Because who can really say “no” to beads? Sharon met the creator of Crystaletts® and has been a contract designer for Crystaletts since January of 2013. Sharon is proud to share her passion with beaders all over the world. “Like” Sharon A. Wagner & Yadasi Beads on Facebook www.yadasibeads.com
Christine Wilson
Christine Wilson often designs with recycled materials and you will find her employing both metal work and beadweaving in her jewelry designs.  She contributes her success to a strong local guild and her supportive family. Christine started working with Crystaletts® in early 2013 incorporating them in unique ways in chain maille. She has been published several times in Beading and Jewelry making magazines. You can find Christine’s work in several Michigan galleries as well as online at www.brewedadornments.com.
Jan Peck
Janice Peck is a commercial artist, potter, seamstress, costume designer, teacher; Janice’s beading career began in 2006 when told she could not purchase a sterling bracelet (that she had to have) but could take a class and learn to make it, she was hooked. Jan was introduced to Crystaletts® and started designing wirework projects in 2014.