Local Artists & Small Businesses

The Twisted Bead & Rock Shop proudly supports local artists and businesses. We believe in creating a community, so we happily show and sell work from local artists. Often, our artists host classes as guest teachers.

Want to display your work or teach a class? Call us at 410-956-5529 or stop by the shop.

Featured Artists

You can buy work from all of featured artists in our shop. Stop by to see their creations in person!

  • Rebecca Burrell is the creator of Minxes Trinkets. She creates jewelry as well as other fun adornments, more often than not revolving around a theme of nature or mysticism. Originally working with vintage pieces, Rebecca’s always had a keen eye, now she works making mostly electroformed jewelry.
  • Robin Burrucker is the creator of White Feather Renditions. Her interests lie in painting and photographing Maryland wildlife. Burrucker’s feathers display hand-drawn animals ranging from butterflies to fox.
  • Michael Dennis operates the M.D. alchemist. For his pieces, Dennis mainly works with copper, brass, bronze, salvaged colored tin, and other metal objects.
  • Mindy Dollar repurposes and redesigns wood boxes that are ready for a new take on life. She also paints decorative stones and creates greeting cards. Mindy’s work typically reflects the originality of whatever she gets to work with. Her art is always one of a kind and filled with the most darling of details.
  • Cozaana by Carolos Zepeda, a local silversmith, focuses on handmade, silver jewelry. His work includes conch shell jewelry, pendants, rings, necklaces, and earrings.

Local Artists

  • Chrissie Thompson is the owner & designer at unwoundjewelry. Chrissie uses guitar strings and gemstones to create a unique and beautiful line of jewelry.
  • Terry Bydume runs Fancy Findings. Located in Crownsville, Fancy Findings is a custom art jewelry and accessories shop. Handmade and wearable, every piece is unique. Fancy Findings specializes in jewelry and accessories made with semi-precious gemstones, precious metals, and natural fabrics.
  • A mixed media artists, Anita Hagan work mainly with linoleum block printing. Her signature style is painting with black ink and acrylic paint on handmade Kozo paper. Recently switching to acrylic paint on canvas, she includes objects — beads, gold leaf, fabric and more — in her paintings. Currently, Hagan lives in Beverly Beach, Maryland.
  • Sandi Ritchie Miller‘s paintings focus on the universe. Miller uses many mediums in her work, such as enamel, inks, and pigments on Plexiglas. Like any artist, she is always experimenting with new techniques.
  • Judy Ward, an accomplished painter, dabbles in many painting mediums and techniques.  Ward loves to experiment with color and takes inspiration from the world around her. The Chesapeake Bay and surrounding wildlife inspire many of her works.

Local Business

  • The South County Arts Lab is a non-profit organization of artists organized to provide a dynamic workspace where artists can create their own work and share the experience with others.
  • The Joy Kids Learning Center focuses on childhood development, particularly in the first five years. They have a staff dedicated to ensuring children get the best possible “early start” education. They have two offices in Edgewater, Maryland.
  • Second Wind Consignments is a local business in Deale, Maryland. It accepts many gently used items,  such as tools, decorative accessories, home furnishings, etc., to sell on consignment. The store also offers lamp repair services.
  • Located in Edgewater, Maryland, Whimsey Cove Framing & Art is a custom residential and corporate art frame gallery. It specializes in shadow boxes, conservation framing, specialized printing, and historic maps. In addition, some local artists and photographers have art available for purchase at the shop.

Small Business Organizations

  • The South Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce strives to be a voice for businesses in South County.  Members benefit from its programs and services for local businesses.
  • The Muddy Creek Artist Guild encourages, supports, and promotes the original art of artists in the southern Anne Arundel County area. It also educates members and the public about art and culture, and how both contribute to the local quality of life. Usually, the Guild has 3-4 shows a year, featuring more 70 artists who work in a wide variety of materials and mediums.
  • The 3/50 Project is an organization dedicated to promoting local businesses. Started by Cinda Baxter in 2009, The 3/50 Project works to education consumers about their spending habits and show them ways those habits can benefit the local economies. The organization also provides free marketing materials to registered supports for their own local businesses.
  • Founded in 1979, the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts works to engage the community in innovative, creative endeavors regarding arts education for the performing and visual arts. The group holds education events and art shows for local artists.