In my spare time I love browsing the internet, especially pinterest and fuel my inspiration. That's how I happened upon master extraordinaire Olga Orlova. And I was mesmerized because her beadwork is stunning and not something you can see every day.
In my pursuit to find out more about Olga's work I found out that she is a native of Russia and lives in St. Petersburg. Being raised in a culture-enhancing and enriching household, among art books, museums and exhibitions, she had a steadfast path to becoming an artist herself. She employs ancient embroidery techniques combining silk embroidery, gold-work embroidery, pearl and bead sewing. Her embroidery has the quality of a priceless painting. The usual time she needs to create a piece of artful beadwork is two months and her palette includes jewelry, handbags, purses, dolls and icons.
To learn more about Olga and her work firsthand, read this article.
If you want to buy one of Olga's masterpieces, inquire here.