Artist Bio

Kinga Bledsoe (Nichols) was born in 1980, in Hungary. At 19, she packed up her life in a backpack and moved to the US where she has been residing since, albeit not at the same place. She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband Jamie, and furbabies Agent Nancy Mayhem and Marley. Many of Kinga's earliest pieces were popularized by the Queen Mother, Samantha Regina who has crossed the rainbow bridge since, but her memory lives on in every beaded underbite on all bead embroidered fishies and critters she inspired.

One way or another Kinga has been always making things, which started turning into a career when she was painting murals at the time she lived in New York. The murals were fun, but  she did not feel like painting was her calling. Eventually she picked up a bead and Button magazine in 2007, found a bead embroidery project, and slowly but surely the obsession took over. 

After that first project, she started creating her own designs and quickly found her own distinctive voice that allowed her to translate her imaginings into beadwork. Kinga is always brainstorming, and her imagination provides an endless supply of fanciful ideas that she translates into bead embroidery. 

Her work first got noticed in the first Battle of the Beadsmith, quickly followed by her being a BeadDreams finalist in 2013 and getting 3rd place in the same competition in the Swarovski category in 2014, and a book feature in Marcia Decoster Presents, 2014. In 2015 she won first place in the crystal category in BeadDreams. She has done a number of instructional bead embroidery videos for Interweave publishing in 2016 and 2017, and has been featured in magazines in the US and Europe.
 In 2013 she started teaching and she hopes to continue this as her chosen profession for a long time to come, not only passing on beady knowledge, but perhaps her unique way of looking at the world as a magical place filled with endless possibilities.


  1. Kinga, I'm lost for words to explain your artworks! I'll try by saying: gorgeous, beautiful, colorful, inventive, unique...& there's more but don't want to get all weird about it. You have a great knack with beading, but that word "beading" isn't enough to explain what you produce. I don't think I've seen as beautiful work in the manner you create. 'Just want to give you accolades you deserve & it seems you have the same drive in teaching this love for your art to your students. Kudos!


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