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My name is Kim Snider. I am a bead artist joyfully creating one-of-a-kind artisan beads and components for jewelry designers worldwide.

Welcome to Mandrel Beads, the website of artist Kim Snider

To view some of my recent work (or as I like to call them, my recent 'joys'), please check out my Facebook page.


designers showcase

I am working on developing an online showcase for designers creating with my beads. If you are interested in having your work published here on this site, please send along photos of your work.

With hopes of making this as easy as possible for you, I am building a simple upload page. Please check back mid-April.

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lampwork • metal • ceramic

sprite butterfly wing beadsKim Snider's glass butterfly wing beads, Spriteskim sniders sprite beads

Sprites are the smaller cousins to the butterfly wing beads.

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They have all the magic but in a smaller package. What makes a Sprite? For a butterfly wing bead to be deemed to be a Sprite, it must be 38mm in length or less.

Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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