Hi there! I’m Darlene, a self-declared beadaholic. I hope to inspire others and guide them to discover their inner creativity and also develop a passion for personal expression through beads, jewelry, and the creative process.  I am proud to be a published jewelry designer and have had my jewelry designs featured in Bead Star, Stringing Magazine, and Bead Trends Magazine. I was honored to have two of my award- winning designs displayed at The Bead Fest in Santa Fe. When I am not working at The Crazy Merchant, Inc., you will find me at The Junior League of Denver, Second Time Shop, an upscale resale boutique in Southeast Denver where I am the Manager. I have a passion for finding, collecting, and repurposing vintage jewelry and findings and discovering new beading trends and techniques. I also love spending time with my family including my Toy Poodle Riley! I hope to have the opportunity get to know you and share creative ideas!

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on”…