Trunk Show with Darlene Mansue’s D7 Studio
Mansue is the founder of D7 Studio. She sells work by a variety of well-known bead artists and has a booth at most major bead shows. She will bring work from the following: Marsha Neal of Marsha Neal Studio (porcelain textured pendants, clay shards and twirls, hand-painted silks, and decal pieces), Nolly Gelsinger of Nolly’s Folly Studio (lampwork beads) and Heidi Viau of Lillypilly Designs (engraved natural materials). In addition to the artist beads that she supplies, Mansue also carries Silver Silk Knitted Wire Products, leather cord, Irish Waxed Linen and various unique cord findings.
Involved in making art for over 20 years, Mansue’s passion and love of being creative pushed her to major in Ceramics at the University of Delaware, where she graduated with a BFA. Upon graduating, she was awarded a grant to take jewelry making classes at Wilmington College of Art & Design.
After returning to her home state of New Jersey and working in a local bead store, Mansue fell into the bead show circuit working to sell Marsha Neal Studio Pendants and eventually starting her own bead supply business -- D7 Studio. When D7 Studio was first started, she traveled throughout the Northeast selling a combination of artist beads and unique stinging supplies. Her interaction with customers at beads shows has led Mansue to share her passion and knowledge about beading and designing by teaching others. Her teaching experience includes teaching private & group lessons, workshops at bead societies, and one on one demo’s at bead shows. Since having her son, she has pulled back from traveling and limits her attendance at bead shows to just a select few shows a year. She continues her small business online through her Etsy Shop, D7Studio and with private lessons and workshops.
The trunk show will occur during the two-hour DVBS meeting. Free to society members and guest. Guests must please pre-register.
To pre-register, email your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (908) 996-6930.