Welcome to Amphora Designs by Maggie Meister
The love of ancient history, color and patterns
have followed me throughout my life and my designs have come to
fruition during the time my family and I lived in Italy. In looking
back, beads have always been a part of my life – from playing
with Mardi Gras beads or collecting semi-precious stones as a young
girl to my love of ancient and ethnic jewelry as I became older.
Today seed beads have become the medium I use to translate my sources
of inspiration into personal designs for adornment.
When living in Naples, Italy, I was surrounded by ancient history.
The fragments of Roman columns, mosaics and frescoes are my inspiration
and I am grateful for those “ancient voices”. Translating
these voices into designs fills my days with joy and wonder and
I cherish my “connection” with the past. Teaching and
beading are ways for me to share this wonderful experience and
bring those voices of the past into the present.