Mission Statement

Bead weaving, with all its intricacies, has become my creative obsession. While traveling in Africa, Europe, and throughout the United States, I have always looked for examples of beadwork as adornment. I am committed to carrying on those traditions. The endless array of colors, shapes, and sizes of beads allows me to experiment with new techniques and combinations, so that each piece is unique. My jewelry takes into account color, composition and ease of wearing. Beads are a passion I'm lucky to have.



I have been designing beaded jewelry for nearly 40 years. After years of stringing “big beads,” I became addicted to working with seed beads when I found out I could thread the tiny eye of a needle.  I'm fascinated with the many off-loom bead weaving techniques.  My work has sold in galleries and to private individuals in this country and abroad. 

I most like to design custom pieces for clients, so I welcome commissioned pieces. If you are interested, contact me.

Since retiring from a career in education, I have concentrated my efforts on teaching beadwork and designing patterns.

© Copyright 2006 Phyllis Dintenfass. All Rights Reserved.

I am officially a Starman TrendSetter for the year (August 2014-1015) and look forward to designing with new bead shapes and colors.

I am on the Beadsmith Inspiration Squad (October 2015 -   ) and am excited to   be designing with Miyuki seed beads again.