TERESA SULLIVAN Bead Tapestry and Bead Sculpture


Teresa Sullivan creates intricate and monumental sculptural jewelry from humble materials using the ancient technique of beadweaving, revealing her love of the surreal and the irreverent.

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8"h x 18"w x 12"d


"Advice" has received the Juror's Award for Craft Forms 2013 at Wayne Art Center.  See here for information and to view a catalog of the exhibit.

Teresa is holding a week-long bead-weaving intensive this June in Olympia, Washington.  Enrollment is limited.  See here for information and to reserve your spot.

The earrings featured in Lark Books' "Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry" and the necklace shown in Marcia DeCoster's "Beads in Motion" can be purchased at the Racine Art Museum store here.  Contact 262-638-8200 to order.

Teresa Sullivan offers a selection of studio jewelry, vintage beads, components and ephemera on Etsy.

View and purchase online tutorials of Teresa's bead-weaving techniques here.  
Featured in Marcia DeCoster's "Beads in Motion". Available here.

Featured in "Suzanne Golden Presents:  Interviews with 36 Artists Who Innovate with Beads", available here.

Featured in Kate McKinnon's "Contemporary Geometric Beadwork" Vol. I and II, available here.

Three pieces of Teresa Sullivan's work are featured in the book, "Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry".

Videos, Podcasts, & Blog
See Teresa Sullivan making a beaded head on video at Vimeo by Ian Lucero.


site design Bonnie Meltzer last updated Febrary 2012