Artisan Spotlight: Betsy Youngquist

Betsy Youngquist’s mixed media beadwork reflects a fascination with the intersection of humans, animals, and mythology. Stemming from a life-long love of all creatures great and small, Betsy’s work weaves together the human and animal spirit through a surrealistic lens.

Over the past dozen years, Youngquist has exhibited her work at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C., the VIDA Museum in Borgholm, Sweden and most recently, Betsy and Scott completed an installation project for the Racine Art Museum in Racine, WI.

To see more of Betsy’s work, visit her Etsy shop.


Nunn Design is sponsoring several classes at the Bead and Button Show – taught by the one and only Betsy Youngquist.  If you haven’t met Betsy or taken a class from her, you will be in for a treat.  Besides being SERIOUSLY talented, she is a kick in the funny pants!

Here is a list of the classes she will be teaching with Nunn Design Patera®:

The Embedded Heart Pendant
Class B121392
Friday June 8th, 2012
5:00-8:00pm FAC 201C


Class B121121
Sunday June 10th, 2012
9:00am-12:00pm FAC201C

Beads on Beads-The Embellished Tube
Class B121535
Sunday June 3rd, 2012
9:00am-5pm Hilton MacArthur


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3 thoughts on “Artisan Spotlight: Betsy Youngquist

  1. Gillian Wright says:

    Wow these are so detailed with so many pretty little beads. I don’t think it would ever have occured to me to do something like this, I just put the odd bead in a bezel with collage or all crystals if working with clay. I love seeing what different artists create.

  2. Kelly Harms says:

    Her Etsy shop is amazing — I’ve done some mosaic work and it is soooo time consuming, but her results are obviously well worth all the effort. Thanks for sharing this unique work, I might never have been exposed to it!

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