contact name: Tracy Behrends
phone: (612) 821-3074
Pseudonym: 3Fine DesignŽ
SRAJD Member # 251
Life's an adventure.
Live it to the fullest and be thankful for each & every day.
That's my motto.
Welcome to 3Fine Design®.
My name is Tracy Behrends & I'm a jewelry artist, bead weaver & leatherworker located in the Twin Cities. For several of my designs I use a hand stitched bead weaving technique called embellished right angle weave. I particularly enjoy the intricacy & challenges associated with tiny seed beads, needles & different beading threads. It's a very time consuming process with an abundance of love & gratification woven into every jewelry piece I create.
In addition, a few of my other passions include designing beaded cabochons (using bead weaving & bead embroidery techniques), creating wire sculpture pendants & hand carving leather. It's my fascination with detail & the beauty of the finished product that make the stitching, wrapping & tooling process particularly captivating. I consider each & every new design an exciting adventure.
My past experience & love for graphic arts significantly influence my jewelry designs. My affinity for symmetry, texture, geometric shapes, bright colors, simplicity & rhythmic patterns is readily apparent in the pieces that I create. For me, it's not only the completed product that brings a sense of joy & personal satisfaction but the entire creative process. From concept to the finishing touches, each journey compels me to stretch & grow. It's within the maturation experience & the challenges along the way that I find artistic fulfillment.
3Fine Design®: Art that adorns you.
(Online Store @ Ecrater) http://3finedesign.ecrater.com
(Promotional Video ©2008) http://youtube.com/3finedesign
***Photography, graphic, web & jewelry design by Tracy Behrends***
© 3Fine Design®
BA International Relations from the University of Minnesota
Graphic Design training from the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN & the School of Visual Arts NYC
Self taught Jewelry Designer
3Fine Design® Websites & Online Galleries:
(PROMO VIDEO) http://youtube.com/3finedesign
(ONLINE STORE) http://3finedesign.ecrater.com
(ONLINE STORE) http://3finedesign.biz
(ONLINE STORE) http://3finedesign.artfire.com
(ONLINE STORE) http://zibbet.com/3finedesign
Country of Citizenship:
Twin Cities metro