Designs By Renee

Hand Made in Rhode Island

Located In
Portsmouth, RI
Owned By
Renee Critchley
Store Details
I am an artist and musician. I have studied Music, Liberal Arts, and Counseling. I can remember beading and painting as a child but while I was in college, I started to submerse myself with wearable artistic expression. I would try to bead flowers to wear on a hat or purse. I started selling my art which helped a poor college student with gas and food. I am very persistent which led me to the world of seed beads. I took a few beginner lessons to learn peyote, wire wrapping, clay, and after that I would teach myself. I would look through fashion magazines for ideas. I fell in love with Japanese delica beads. My work usually starts with thread, wax, a big needle, and an image or sketch. I love to use semi precious and precious stones in my art as well as lampwork glass. I created Designs by Renee…