Natascha Bijl

Starman TrendSetter Natascha Bijl

Term: 2015-2016
Limburg Netherlands
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I was born in Delft, a beautiful historic city in the Netherlands, where my passion for Beadwork started when I was a small girl. I made lots of jewelry for the customers of my parents who own several flower shops. My second passion is show jumping horses and I was a member of the Dutch show jumping team. In my years as an all-round training instructor I gave riding lessons to professional jumping riders.

But the beads were tingling and, following a tough injury, I have returned to my passion for beading. Unfortunately, I had to sell all of my horses because I could no longer take care of them due to my injury. In August 2003, I opened my bead store Natascha Kralen. I give lessons, almost every day, to both beginners and advanced. My passion is to design jewelry and to pass this on to others. The combination of various techniques, playing with colors gives me so much satisfaction. It's addictive.

We also attend various Bead Shows in Europe, among others Beaddays Augsburg, Creativa Dortmund, Beaders Best, etc. Where there is a wonderful atmosphere for all bead enthusiasts. I would like to share my passion with everyone.