"There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential."
The concept of Buttercup Beads went from bud to bloom by Owner/Artist and Lampworker, Andrea Mazzenga - mostly due to years of personal frustration at the lack of bead stores in her area along with the need to travel long distances outside her hometown to purchase quality findings and materials for her projects.
Andrea has been beading and creating beautiful artisan pieces for many years. She has progressed from simple stringing to complicated bead weaving, to making her own clasps and findings, to Lampworking beads for her jewelry designs. Along with her nursing career, she has also enjoyed a successful home based business selling her wares both nationally and internationally through her website - Believable Balderdash; as well as privately at home parties, through juried craft shows, and in local boutiques and galleries. In 2006, she became a founding member of the Main Line Bead Society - as secretary - then webmaster.
She is extremely grateful to her loyal customer base whose purchases and enthusiasm for her work through the years have inspired her to grow and cultivate her abilities. She has taught various beading techniques both privately and publicly and is personally responsible for addicting more than a few of her students to the wonderfully relaxing craft of beading. She has taught her classes at Bead Fest and the International Gem & Jewelry Show. Her work has also been published in both Beadwork and Bead & Button Magazines numerous times over the years.
Through Buttercup Beads, Andrea hopes to provide a unique social setting where other beaders can come to hone their craft as well as their creativity, under the guidance of some very excellent teachers and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Buttercup Beads welcomes you to become part of their beadazzled community.