Vickie Adair of Aurora Beadazzle is an artist I would like to introduce during our Monday Morning Coffee. I met Vickie last year from an auction group that was helping raise funds to buy propane for those in need. She had made and donated some beadwork to the auction. Later I ordered some earrings, including the ones below, and got to know Vickie. She designed and made these beaded earrings for my grandaughter that loves baseball, and loves her new earrings. That, my friends, is enough of a testimonial for me.
Many people love American Indian Art, and for those that don’t know Vickie I hope you check out her work. She has been beading and designing Native American inspired pieces for many years now, learning when she was just a teenager. Vickie Adair beads gifts for her family, and also does work for sale. I bought several pieces from her, some of which aren’t Native inspired, but foodie inspired. If you go to her Pinterest page you can see her foodie earrings.
How did you choose the name of your business Aurora Beadazzle?
My cousin David suggested Aurora because of my love of color, Beadazzle because of my love of beading and the different arts and crafts I do.
How many years have you been beading?
I’ve been beading off and on for 10 years. After 25 years of quilting I started making embellished and beaded clothing, and enjoyed it.
How can people contact you?
If you were to give any advice to young artists what would it be?
Never stop learning and creating. Most of all , believe in yourself!
Besides art, what is your favorite thing in life?
My favorite thing is to read- Kathleen and Michael Gear are my favorite authors. They wrote a whole series on different eras of the Native Americans. I also like the series that started with the book Clan of the Cave Bear.
Another thing I enjoy is camping with family.
What is your favorite quote?
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
Life is never easy and there are always lessons to learn. So you live, you learn, and go on doing the best you can with what you’re given.
I know you bead, what other things do you make?
I used to make quilts and still do sometimes but they take a lot of time. I also have made crocheted and knitted afghans, custom Native American moccasins, and other art that I feel inspired to make.
Vickie Adair- Beader, Quilter, Artist Mother and Grandmother
I love introducing friends to each other and really appreciate you taking a few minutes of your time to meet my new friend Vickie Adair. Do you think you could take a moment and show some support for her Facebook Page Aurora Beadazzle ? Thank you friends….it’s hard when you make a new page to get it up to the amount of likes it takes to get recognized, so your support will help.
OK, that’s it for today. Not much eye candy on here but hey, you can see her work when you go over to Facebook. Next week, I will introduce you to another artist that does Native American work. I am really blessed that my friend list includes so many new people, and I have enjoyed introducing you to Vickie Adair this week.
Have a good week…see you next Monday 🙂