Unusual objects and shapes become part of a new story as Sherry stitches beads and gemstones, one at a time, to a suede base. Most pieces are born spontaneously as the beads and Sherry’s imagination dictate the design. Sherry finds this meditative form of art to be a rich counterpoint to a society full of instant gratification.
Sherry Serafini is a beadwork artist who has been creating beaded body adornment since 1997. Unusual objects and shapes become part of a new story as Sherry stitches beads and gemstones to a felt like base. Sherry finds this meditative form of art to be a rich counterpoint to a society full of instant gratification. Sherry lectures and teaches throughout the U.S. and her work has been published widely in major industry magazines. Her latest piece Chimney Sweepers Daughter recently won 1st place in Bead Dreams 2011 International Competition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Sherry has a graphic design degree and has also studied fine arts and art history.
Sherry was voted one of the Top Ten Teachers in the U.S. by Bead&Button magazine 2010 and is currently a featured 2011 Designer of the Year for Beadwork magazine.
Sherry has also won numerous awards for her beaded artwork.
Sherry’s one of a kind designs have been worn by icon Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and are owned by by pro golfer Michelle Wie, Melissa Etheridge and hip hop lead singer Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas.
Her beadwork has been used in designing the concert artwork for Aerosmith and Lenny Kravitz Rockin’ The Joint Tour in 2005-06.
She is currently working on new designs for several bands that are headed out on tour in 2012.
Sherry is the author of Sensational Bead Embroidery. Sherry also co-authored a book with friend and artisan Heidi Kummli entitled “The Art of Bead Embroidery”, Beading Across America, co-authored with Amy Katz and Paulette Baron.
And is featured in Masters: Beadweaving published by Lark and 500 Beaded Objects also published by Lark.
Sherry lives in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania two daughters Erika and Nikki and Boston Terrier Bailey. You can see more of her work at her website www.serafinibeadedjewelry.com/.