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Kate Costello

kate costello beaded jewelry Kate costello beaded jewelry



Born and raised in a small farming community in western New York State. My Grandmother taught my sister & I to thread a needle at a young age. I learned to stitch in all manner of techniques. Together we shared the love of creating items to be used or adorned. Having a needle and thread in my hand is second nature. While my sister took to quilting I discovered beads! 

Through a friend I took a class on how to make my own beads. Faith Davis Ferris of MyQuest II Studio Honeoye Lake, NY, enticed me with the flame. When I moved to Las Vegas I discovered lapidary, wire wrapping, Art Clay Silver and Glass Fusing. I developed my beading from the internet and magazines but adding all these elements to my creations made them interesting and fun. When I relocated to Northern Virginia in 2009 the first thing I did was join the Northern Virginia Bead Society. This is where my beading has truly developed into a honed skill. AS a group, NVBS are able to attract top artists to present and teach new ideas and techniques. Burke Gems & Beads is my new home for beads, classes and inspiration.

On a personal note, I am enjoying remodeling my home, working with my son in his business, outings with my grandchildren and creating jewelry that is truly one of a kind pieces. I am 60 plus years young eventually I will retire. But not yet!


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