I am very excited to share with you, that my handmade necklace “Reef” won Grand Prize Gold Medal in Fire Mountain Gems and Beads (seed bead) jewelry contest.
This necklace is my favorite; it’s bold but very wearable and versatile. It took me many hours to create it. Best of all, I had fun in the process.
For me beading is an art that explores the blending of color and texture, searching balance between shapes and forms. I love experimenting with new materials and produce age-old beauty; rather gold or silver, glass seed beads are used to create a unique one of kind necklaces, bracelets and earrings. This departure from traditional metals allows for a synthesis between texture and form. Additionally, the use of glass seed beads leads to coloration that would rarely be pursued or achieved with metals.
I am particularly interested in the matching of color between stones, creating thematic
When I design, for me are very important good structure, balance and composition of stones in jewelry peace. I love combining different color natural stones and crystals, and making beautiful color palette. When you first being to select stone combinations you will inevitably be drawn to your favorite stones, but if they do not enhance one another in your intended jewelry design, they will not look an attractive to eye. I think the success for good jewelry design is three factors: color, form, and texture.
One of the questions I am most frequently asked is “Where do you get your ideas from?”
For me, nature is the most important creative force in my work. Inspiration may come from observing an individual flower, leaf pattern, or the much wider picture of an interesting landscape, seascape. The interesting people, inspiring places , the sandy beaches of cape cod, and all creatures of underwater world – all have influence both my life and my art. If myhandmade jewelry could talk, it would sound like the stories and poems about beauty of nature and human being.
I think beadwork can be enjoyed either as striking art-to-wear jewels or appreciated and displayed as independent art objects that possess the ageless qualities and beauty of heirloom treasures.
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