Raynelle Paramonova is a Canadian artist and designer. Her mother is an art-teacher and encouraged her from a young age to try many different types of arts and crafts, including knitting, sewing and painting. She was inspired to start beading in 2008 when her parents-in-law in Ukraine sent her some of their beautiful seed-beaded jewelry. She quickly learned that bead-stitching requires a lot of patience, the willingness to try again- and again- and also to accept some imperfections.
Raynelle learned off-loom beading stitches very quickly but she will admit that she was scared of on-loom beading, especially warping the threads. Then, a couple of years ago, her mother-in-law encouraged her to find a loom and go-for-it. So she did- and now she's designing her own loom-beaded pieces, including a seed-beaded tie for her son's high school graduation.
Her company is called Radoste Design; Radoste means Joy, and she hopes her jewelry designs bring joy to the wearer. She enjoys teaching loom beading classes, creating detailed tutorials for crafting websites and sharing some of the tricks that she has learned to make loom-beading easier.
Raynelle is very thankful for her amazing husband and three teens, who support her beading addiction!