winning artist Lillian M. Todaro is noted for her creations of wearable and freestanding
Each sculpture consists of thousands of fine beads, crystals and semiprecious
stones hand-woven with a special, nylon thread. The needle may end up going through each
bead up to five times; a single, wearable sculpture can take 100 hours to complete!
For over 20 years, Lilly's fans and collectors come not only from California,
but from around the Nation and the world. One fan now has over thirty pairs of earrings,
another collector has five of Lillian's sculptured purses! She
is shown at the upscale Contemporary Crafts Market in Santa Monica, California.
The last decade, Lilly has moved into creating award-winning wearable
art. "I am compelled to design new concepts, and in fact, I feel I must bead something new
every day. I have designs floating in my head all the time, inspired by events in my life
and the world around me."
Lillian Todaro Collection has won numerous awards including several First Place Awards
and Best of Show in the Jewelry Category. The Medusa Bead Sculpture won while competing
against gold and diamonds.
The Medusa is one of her larger neck pieces constructed entirely of
seed beads and fine crystal and crystal; it has no metal hardware. It moves with the wearer.
This sculpture took approximately a 100 hours to complete. It was inspired by the Medusa
in the movie "Clash of the Titans". This is a signed piece; Lilly weaves her name into her
LILLY'S Collection showcases her 20 years of creating original interpretations of Traditional
Indian designs. Colorful earrings are available in: Single-Diamond, Double-Diamond, Chevron
and her signature "Medicine Eye" designs.
Her popular-priced Vintage
Collection features unique, hand-woven vintage crystal designs that are reminiscently
classical with a modern treatment. You can affordably add glamour and casual elegance to
any outfit anytime of day or night. Add pieces to taste, or build a whole new jewelry look
for yourself with a fine selection of necklaces, chokers, earrings, eyeglass / necklace
Convertibles and fabulous Crystal Bow-Tie Dress Clips.
For a remarkable, unique experience, you must browse the entire Wearable
Jewelry-as-Art at the Lillian Todaro Collections Gallery, and order affordably on-line!
Click below to go to that collection for individual photos, more information, and to order