About us

Artist: Adri Pulido

Hello, my name is Adrianna Pulido, but you can just call me Adri. Welcome to my shop, Polished Needle, I am so excited to have you here.

Polished Needle focuses on the art of beading. All of my pieces are handmade using glass seed beads.

I would love to tell you a little bit more about me and how Polished Needle came to be. I am a proud Mexicana, with native roots from Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico. I was born in Flagstaff, Arizona but at a young age moved to Mexico, making Spanish my first language. I lived 7 years of my childhood in-between Amatlán de Los Reyes, Veracruz & Cuidad Juárez, Chihuahua.

Then, my family migrated to Lexington, Kentucky at the start of 2nd grade and we quickly made Kentucky our "home" away from home.

We left a lot in Mexico when we migrated to the USA, but we also took a lot with us. My memories are the most beautiful thing to me. I am inspired by the land that raised me and the land that I miss. I am inspired by my family in Mexico that are artesanos/artisians. I am a proud artesana Mexicana/Mexican artisan.

(Above is a photo of (left to right) my brother Jonathan, me in the middle, and my sister Izabel. We were somewhere in Veracruz, Mexico)

This brings us to today. I am currently living on Onondaga land (Upstate NY) with my husband and two cats. Majority of my family still lives in Kentucky and Verazruz.

Fun facts about me: I am the biggest Billy Joel fan ("Vienna" is my favorite song), I love to cook, I love nature and everything about the outdoors.

Stick around and follow my Instagram @polishedneedle for the most up to date information on sales & small glimpses of my life.

Thank you for being here // MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS