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In 1989, Chili Rose Beadz was born of passion and an obsession with beads and love of the Southwest sensibility. As a psychotherapist in the 1980s, Adonnah Langer first beaded at her West Los Angeles dining room table to unwind. She is a Shamanic Artist whom spiritual counselor and group leader. Her love of weaving, color, and beaded jewelry, as well as her appreciation for cowboy and Native American art is instantly apparent in her jewelry design. Her Lebanese, Irish, French, and Navajo ancestry results in unique design sensibilities combining European tapestries with Middle Eastern and Native American rug designs. In 1989, after making "healing" bracelets for clients, she started making her trademark bold bracelets and went public, with Chili Rose Beadz. Langer, now designs 30 varieties of her sterling silver clasps with turquoise, gemstones, onyx, sponge coral and carnelian, working with seed, brass, pearl, fire-polished and pony beads to create bright texture and differentiate her pieces from Native American bead work.
Although she still does "the major beading" herself, she now has three beaders, two silversmiths and two leather workers who help her produce more than 2,000 bracelets a year. "The oldest man-made artifact found is a bead," says Langer, whose work is in many catalogs, including Ice Jewelry. Bead weaving is a slow and precise process, but the art is in the relationship between color, texture, size, and the finish of the beads. It’s the way each component interacts with what’s around it that moves it from craft to the level of an art form as seen in the Chili Rose Beadz collection.The components are gathered from around the world, as she combines metal with glass, pearls, and Sterling silver, turquoise and gemstones and other stones, including quartz, lapis, jade and coral. Chili Rose Beadz is made in America.
Each bracelet is hand made custom ordered and custom designed to your own specification if you do not see what your preference is online. Please contact our Boutique to learn more! All bracelets are handmade in Adonnah's studio witk lots of love, and tender care. Chili Rose Beadz founder, Adonnah Langer is a shamanic artist, spiritual counselor and group leader. Her love of weaving, color, and beaded jewelry, as well as her appreciation for cowboy and Native American art is instantly apparent in her jewelry design. Her Lebanese, Irish, French, and Navajo ancestry results in unique design sensibilities combining European tapestries with Middle Eastern and Native American rug designs. Langer’s beaded bracelets are hand made using intricate weaving techniques, which take many hours to create and produce. Her work combines fire polished Czech beads, Japanese delica, seed beads, brass, pearls, and semi-precious gemstones to create complex and unique textured bracelets. She designs the gold and sterling claps, which are set with semi-precious stones.