My name is Iryna Shlapakova and I am a
self-taught beader and an operating room nurse.
I have always loved to be creative and design
in my free time, I started knitting and cross stitching at a young
age, but in 2013 I fell in love with making bead embroidered
I am a winner of multiple beading contests:
Bead Dreams, Fire Mountain Swarovski contest, etc. My work was published in several magazines:
GMARO, Bead and Button, Beadwork, and Beads & beyond.
Several years ago people asked me to start
teaching. I taught myself how to create jewelry by trials and
errors, improving with each design. I perfectly understand the fear
of mistakes, lack of confidence and knowledge where to get materials
for jewelry creation. Therefore, I create tutorials in such way that
any person, even without experience, can create a piece of jewelry
following my tutorials. My tutorials contains a detailed description
and large step-by-step pictures.
I like to incorporate
different materials and bead types into my design.
My goal is to make
the learning process