Beads and Threads
814 SE 357th Ave, Washougal, WA 98671, USA
All materials and components used in my jewelry and beaded decorative ornaments are of superior quality. Glass is the biggest component, mostly vintage German and contemporary Czech beads. A recent endeavor is a collection called Molten Mojo. I gild and stamp hot metal onto various metal bases (made, found or recycled) and create original elements for bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. I also work with fused and reticulated metals (copper, brass, sterling silver), and I do extensive wirework, making links and chains for my jewelry and other items. I use color bravely and with passion. I will try almost anything with materials to see what I can learn from the experience. Adapting traditional techniques to new materials inspires me to try unusual, exciting designs.