Maria Arthur

Maria Arthur

My name is Maria Arthur. I live in the Caribbean island, Barbados, where I’m a full-time Forensic Scientist. As a child, I’ve always loved crafts. Colouring and making dolls’ clothes from my mother’s old stockings were my favourite hobbies. After taking my first jewellery-making class several years ago, I developed a passion for the craft and wanted to turn that into something more.

I decided to open a bead shop and started teaching classes there. It was during one of my classes, that I came to the realization that lots of people have difficulty understanding beading patterns. In 2015, I decided to open an Etsy shop, The Bead Club Lounge, to meet the need for easy-to-understand patterns.

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/thebeadclublounge
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebeadclublounge
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/beadclublounge

Maria Arthur is a Contributing Artist in DIY Jewelry Making Magazine