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Diane Fitzgeral presents... Beautiful Beads


To see the Starman TrendSetters Album of new Multi-hole bead designs, click here.

Available Now!

The Joy of Two-Hole Beads

Updated and expanded to 100+ pages of instructions which include 44 patterns, plus images of 50 vintage two-hole bead necklaces.

To see a preview, click here...

It's ready! My gift to you, the 2015 Beautiful Beads Calendar.

Print it and enjoy it!
Click here.

Tennis shoes for the Fingers in My Pocket Doll available in purple and black. (Instructions in "Shaped Beadwork and Beyond)  $1.00/pr plus postage in the US: $3.00. Please email me. (Note: postage outside the U.S. is $7.00 for any number of pr.)

Corrections to Shaped Beadwork and Beyond: Click here

The Bead Pal Project 1: Beaded Beads, click the image at left.

The Bead Pal Project 2: Flowers
Click here for the booklet.

Bead Pals 3: Message in a Bottle Beaded Tubes
Click here for the booklet.

Bead Pals 4: Shapes
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New! Bead Pals 5: Embellished Found Objects
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About me.....Diane Fitzgerald is a bead collector and jewelry designer who works with a variety of beads large and small, old and new. Since 1989, Diane has taught classes at her shop, Beautiful Beads, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, across the U.S. and internationally. As a collector, she focuses on contemporary American art glass beads and European and Japanese vintage beads. Diane has traveled to South Africa to study Zulu and Xhosa beadwork and to Japan, Czech Republic, Germany, the UK and other areas to learn about the glass bead industry and meet beadworkers and beadmakers. Diane has a master's degree in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota with a minor in Design.

Shop hours are by chance and appointment. Please call or e-mail me ( if you'd like to stop by.


Diane Fitzgerald
Beautiful Beads
115 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55401
Tel: 612-333-0170
FAX: 612-333-8122

All graphics and designs 2003 by Diane Fitzgerald