Since 2004, I have created woven and crochet beadwork using a range of materials, from glass, to stone, fiber and metal. Seed beads and often gemstones combine to construct a larger mosaic. The linear character of the bead rope lends itself to transition and the variety of color and texture offers the opportunity to create endless patterns and progressions. My work is intended to be flexible allowing the wearer to double, triple, tie and wrap the work to suit any preference. Portions of a given piece can be worn to emphasize a favorite passage in the work’s variegated pattern and color. Bracelets and necklaces range from 7” to 85” long and from ¼” to 1 ½” diameter. Works are shown exclusively at Patina Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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