Store Manager & Teacher
Hi, I’m Alison, it’s fab to meet you!
I trained in the United Kingdom as a clothing designer and fashion illustrator. I have been with That Bead Lady since 2006 and wear many hats including those of our shop manager and lead designer. I’m a published jewellery designer, maker and international instructor. I’m beyond delighted to be a Swarovski® Authorized Instructor for Swarovski Create Your Style and as such, a member of an elite global collective of professionals that educate and inspire creativity in the DIY world. You can probably surmise that I work primarily with Swarovski crystal…and metal in one form or another.
I head ‘home’ to Scotland at every opportunity. I love celtic illumination, hand-lettering, castles, wet-felting, photography, painting, quotes, the natural environs, architecture, dogs, macarons, the sea…any sea, my family and tea.
Words to live by:
“creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.’ Mary Lou Cook