Linda K Landy
Linda Landy is known for her unique approach to bead embroidery - sculptural, three dimensional and textured. Her book Textured Bead Embroidery debuted in October, 2014.
According to bead embroidery guru Sherry Serafini, “Linda marches to her own beat which is nothing short of fabulous. Her designs are all her own. In my observation classy with a touch of ‘off the wall’ craziness allowing her uniqueness to shine thru making her stand apart from the crowd!”
Linda has been teaching bead weaving since 2001 and has earned a reputation for clear, concise instructions; tremendous patience and a superb sense of color. She offers classes in South Florida both privately and under the auspices of the South Florida Jewelry Arts Guild. She also teaches at the Bead&Button Show, Bead Fest and in bead stores.
Linda won first prize in the finished jewelry division of Bead Dreams 2012 with a bead embroidered collar entitled Tilt!. She was a 2010 Bead Dreams Finalist and is a 2014-15 Starman Trendsetter. Linda is a contributor to Bead&Button Magazine and Beadwork Magazine and has projects in The Big Book of Patterns and Creative Beading, Volume 7. Her beaded box, “Under the Really Big Top” is showcased in the Miyuki Gallery in Hiroshima, Japan.
Linda's Bead Story:
It started in 1972 when as lonely college freshman far away from home she wandered into a shop named The Bead Shaman. A Shaman is a witch doctor and there is no doubt she cast her spell. Beautiful little beads in every shape and color call out, and Linda was immediately captivated. Fast forward and the lonely new wife of a medical student who studies 26 hours a day fills her spare time creating and selling southwest Indian style jewelry in a relative’s pharmacy.
Marriage, a marketing career, two wonderful children and family responsibilities intervene for decades. It is now fall 2000 and circumstances find her in a panic, suddenly with absolutely nothing to do. Linda opens her mailbox to find a catalog offering a new class in jewelry making. It was no coincidence. Beads once again come to her rescue. Her Shaman was watching over her.
Textured Bead Embroidery, Kalmbach Books, October 2014
Heads or Tails?
Bracelet Bead&Button Magazine February 2011
Creative Beading Volume 7, Kalmbach Books August 2012
Are You Kidding Me?
The Challenge, Beadwork Magazine, February/March 2012
Frank Lloyd Right-Angle Bracelet
Bead&Button Online Featured Pattern May 2010
Bead&Button Big Book of Patterns January 2011
Beaded Dreidel: peyote stitch
Bead&Button Online Free Project November 2009
Under the Really Big Top
Miyuki Bead Work Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan