My name is Violetta (Vee) Pretorius and I am a self-taught bead artist located in Aberdeen Scotland.
I was born in Poland, lived in South Africa and the USA, before permanently moving to Scotland. I am inspired by my surroundings, but predominantly by architecture and landscapes of places I have visited and lived in. I am fascinated by the suppleness of the beaded fabric and encourages all to interact with the pieces to feel their lightness and softness.
My work has naturally progressed from knitting and crocheting to designing and creating one of a kind 3-dimentional geometric jewellery and fashion accessories. I strives not to repeat any of the designs making each piece unique. My work has been featured in the Contemporary Geometric Beadwork vol II book, with new pieces being included in the upcoming vol III (due for release in 2020). “With a Twist” bangle won a top prize at the 2017 International Bead Competition in Stuttgart. My latest work can be viewed online and at Tangletree Studio in Aboyne.
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