meet jill and june!
We are a mother and daughter team (June is the mother) working and living together in the Austin, Texas area. We just love beads. Looking at them. Fondling them. Organizing them. Reorganizing them. And obviously, beading and designing with them.
We have Wisconsin roots, but have lived in Texas for more than 30 years. That still makes us Yankees around here. We escape to cooler climates whenever we can.
June retired from her day job in 2012 and continues to work for Tapestry Beads, but now she can do it in her pajamas. She is known around the house as “The Staff” and “The Shipping Department”, and “The Employee of the Month/Year/Decade”. Her employee benefits also include daily naps if so desired, and she gets to bring her dogs and cats to work. In the living room.
Jill escaped her day job in 2002 and has been designing and teaching ever since. She travels around the country quite a bit and whines when she’s gone that she missed the fur babies. And then when she’s home, she whines that she misses the bead ladies. And she never does laundry unless she’s out of all clothes. For more info on Jill, you can look at www.jillwiseman.com.
Our fur babies are part of the family too. Winston even managed to get his photo in Jill’s book!
about jill wiseman designs
Our goals are to bring you great new designs, great products, and to make beading easy and fun. How many times have you wanted to make a bracelet or necklace, but didn’t have exactly the right color or size seed beads? If you’re like us, it happens all the time! With a kit, you’ll have everything you need to complete the project – all the beads, needle, thread and instructions. And if you just need the beads and materials, we have that too!
Are you a beginning beader? We specialize in helping beginners get started. We will never tell you to do something without giving you clear instructions along with diagrams and/or photos to help you. Our necklace and bracelet pages designate which projects we recommend for beginners. We also provide “tech support” if you get stuck.
We’re working hard to keep our prices as low as possible, and to make beading affordable for everyone. At Jill Wiseman Designs, you have options. You can purchase:
- the complete kit, which includes everything you need to complete the project, including needle and thread
- just the instructions, if you prefer to use your own beads
- the beads only – a kit refill, which includes beads, clasp (if not beaded), needle, and thread
- all your beading supplies – seed beads, SuperDuos, MiniDuos, crystals, firepolish, tools, and much, much more.
Wholesale inquiries welcomed.
Josie and Piper