P&K Denton Designs creates our jewelry from glass and stone beads, using only sterling or gold for earrings and clasps. While our designs are original, we can also recreate/modify existing designs. We will also repair broken pieces (or create something new from the old beads) and are willing to create something for you with beads you might already own.
Please remember us when considering bridal party favors, Birthday and Christmas gifts, or when you just want something for yourself.
Cricut Projects ...
Pat has received a Cricut for her birthday in 2012 and hasn't stopped cutting paper since. Now that she's mastered the art of the Cricut we'll be posting some of her projects on this site.
While new to the beading world, Pat Denton has a long history as a local artist. Pat has featured her water-color paintings in Arts Fairs in Homewood, Orland Park, Oak Park, and Park Forrest Illinois and New Buffalo Michigan. She also had a painting on display at Whispering Pines Gallery in Cable, Wisconsin. Along with paintings, Pat has displayed decorative home crafts made in partnership with her cousin, Joan Ring.
Pat dabbles in garden design and interior design and in 2006 won the Landmark Beautification Award from the Village of Homewood for her home on Gladville Avenue and in 2010 received the "Lifetime Beautification Award" for maintaining the previous award standard for 5 years.
Other artistic hobbies include acrylic paintings on birdhouses and household items, (using the "One Stroke" method), such as : jewelry boxes, perfume trays, decorative door signs, wooden lamps, etc. In her youth, Pat frequently sewed her own clothing, even her wedding dress! In subsequent years she sewed costumes for school plays, Halloween, and did appliqué fabric projects for Katie's sorority.
In all her art endeavors, Pat is largely "self-taught". She took classes in oils and water color painting for 10+ years through the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, studying under Carol Boyajian, who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Pat took an introductory course in beadwork through Jo-Ann Fabrics in November of 2009.