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Alexandra Sydorenko

Alexandra was born and raised in Ukraine. When Alexandra was about six years old, she saw a magnificent beaded herdan made by her great-grandmother Anastasia. Instantly falling in love with this beaded treasure, she decided to learn how to make this kind of jewelry herself.

           A little over fifteen years ago Alexandra went through a series of unexpected events that led her to start combining beads, leather, and semiprecious gemstones. This revelation was nothing short of a miracle for her. A year later she decided to enter a beading contest and, to her utmost surprise, the first piece she ever submitted won! She has since accumulated over the years both national and international victories and publications in US, Ukrainian, British, and German magazines. She had her pieces modeled on a runway. A few of her necklace creations spent a year on exhibit at the TOHO Museum in Japan, and two others were featured in Creative Beading, Volumes 9 &10.

Alexandra says: “The most frequent question I get is what was my inspiration for a particular piece? At first, I thought the answer was simple, as most of my pieces were inspired by nature. But with time I understood that my sources of inspiration range from music to architecture, from the colors in famous paintings to emotions. Very often it is also the case that I am simply and deeply inspired by the unique designs of the cabochons I work with. So, when I am now asked about my inspiration, I say that it’s the manifestation of life in all of its various forms. In my work I always strive to select the highest quality materials. Some of the combinations may seem odd and unexpected, but I take care to merge the shapes, colors, and textures that will best express my ideas. I work with seed beads, fine semi-precious stones, gorgeous Swarovski crystals, leather, silks, soutache, gold and silver wires, hand painted cabs and so on. I am always open-minded to using new items and to introducing elements from other crafts which I have experience with.” 

       Alexandra teaches beading classes at US bead shops, at bead shows, on Zoom and sometimes internationally.

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Alexandra's Upcoming Events

  • Sold Out
    May 08, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $96 + Shipping
    We all have a little magic in our hearts and hands and sometimes we want to make our own magic potions.
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    Jun 18, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $55 + mandatory kit $67 + Shipping
    Attach this 3-dimensional smile to the front of your mask to add some personality and humor to your look.
  • Jul 30, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $125 + Shipping
    This little brooch/pendant is Alexandra's second piece in The Guardian of Atlantis series.
  • Aug 27, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $105 + Shipping
    This necklace is a wonderful tribute to our loved ones who are no longer with us, as the cardinal bird represents passed spirits watching over us.
  • Oct 02, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $140 + Shipping
    The necklace features an OOAK hand-painted cabochon and the kit color will be made specifically for each cab. The reverse side features a hidden mirror adding a practical touch.
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