Gahanna Bead Studio

Touch. Connect. Create.

1028 N. Hamilton Rd. Gahanna, OH

Phone: 614/933-8948

Business Hours: M-F: 10-6; Sat: 10-5; Sun: Closed


In addition to our fabulously talented staff, we are very happy to bring instructors from far and wide in to share what they know with us at Gahanna Bead Studio.

Some of them are showcased here!

Sarajane Helm


Sarajane works with polymer clay, ceramics, metal, textiles, digital media, and BEADS!

In addition to her own art, she helps develop and showcase that of others through instruction, publication, and website design. Visit her website at:

Sarajane’s Polyclay Gallery

Brenda Mason

Brenda has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History from Ohio State University. She studied under many well-known artists, including Lyn Keirn, Leo Smith, Virginia Lee Williams, as well as with OWS, and the American Watercolor Society. She has taught privately since 1983 and is currently an instructor at the Senior Center of Reynoldsburg. She was a member of the Monarch Gallery from 2005 to 2015. Her work has been published in Creative Collage Techniques, published in 1994, by Nita Leland and Virginia Lee Williams, and you can see her collage work in the classroom space at Gahanna Bead Studio. Brenda teaches wire-wrapping, glass-fusing, and collage techniques at Gahanna Bead Studio.


Hannah Rosner

Hannah Rosner has a Master’s Degree in scenic and costume design but her true love is beading and beadmaking. She specializes in handmade jewelry, purses, glasswork and lampwork beads. She teaches beadweaving and lampworking techniques nationally to bead stores and bead societies, has been lampworking since 1992 and beadweaving since 1986. Hannah taught design for 5 years at the Art Institutes International – both at their Pittsburgh and Chicago campuses. She has been a Starman Trendsetter for 6 years. She was a semifinalist in the lampwork category for Bead & Button Bead Dreams 2009 with her boro glass flowers and for her beaded purse in Bead Dreams 2015. She won second place for her bead embroidered collarpiece in the Treasures of Toho 2009 Contest and has taken part in 5 Toho Challenges. She won first place in the Advanced Sculptural Category at the treasures of Toho 2012 Contest. She has been published in BeadMe! magazine, Beadwork Magazine and in Bead & Button Magazine.

Vicki Moon Spiegel

Vicki is an eclectic artist with many talents! As a graduate of CCAD, she began her artistic career running the sewing room and designing flags and banners, followed by a 25-year stint as a professional illustrator for the Columbus Zoo. She works regularly in mixed media and exhibits regularly in Ohio. Vicki honors her moods by working in many media, including mosaic collages, bead-work, drawings, eclectic dolls, oil paintings, metal work, and sewing. Her work is eccentric, unusual, strange, and visionary, all the markings of a terrific artist!

Dot Lewellen


Dot Lewellen has a long history in teaching fiber and beading classes, including at Artistic Figures In Cloth in Columbus; Enchanted Doll Artist Conference in Albuquerque;  and local bead shops Byzantium and 1 Stop Bead Shop. She has been published in numerous magazines, including articles on beaded dolls in Doll Crafter and Costuming; Bead Unique; Cloth, Paper, Scissors; Soft Dolls and Animal; 500 Handmade Dolls; Beading Techniques from Old to New; Belle Armoire; and Bead and Button. She has exhibited in numerous shows, winning several awards along the way. Dot spends her days as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital but is looking forward to retirement so that she can spend more time in her Art Cave.

Mandi Olaniyi

Mandi Olaniyi is a local beader, creating her own unique designs and teaching since 2015. She first got her intro to bead weaving in 2011, and after being a customer of 1Stop Bead Shop for a couple of years, joined their staff in 2013. Since then her work has been featured in Bead and Button magazine twice, with her first submission making the cover of the February 2017 issue. She says her favorite stitch is herringbone (Ndebele), but she does enjoy experimenting with other stitches as well. For Mandi, it’s all about experimentation, breaking all the rules, and seeing what happens next! 

Eva Sherman


Eva began beading as a way to spend time with her daughters but soon became hopelessly addicted. In 2005 Eva opened Grand River BeadStudio in Cleveland, Ohio. Eva now spends most days in the studio creating, writing and teaching, but has been know to take her show on the road. She has discovered an affinity for working with wire and metals and prefers to design in an organic and unstructured style. Currently, Eva is working on her second book on organic jewelry design.

Jacqueline Sullivan

Jacqueline is a mixed media, acrylic, book and calligraphic artist. She is well-known for pieces that experiment with texture, layers, paint, unusual materials, calligraphic marks, and words. Jacqueline’s work has been shown nationwide in galleries and juried art fairs. She has a degree in graphic design and worked for many years as a publication and advertising designer.

For over 30 years Jacqueline has also been a teaching artist . She has taught workshops and week long classes for art retreats and art and calligraphy guilds in the US and Canada. She has served as faculty for several International Calligraphy Conferences and has published technique articles in Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, and PagesMagazines.

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