Beauty in the Beads.
Since I discovered jewelry making several years ago, I have been passionate about creating wearable art. I am inspired by the beauty of the beads, their colours and shapes, and by the way they are transformed into small sculptures. I use sterling silver components, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, gem stones and seed beads, and I value excellence in workmanship and originality.
- Artist's Bio
I have always been in working with my hands since my childhood. I embroidered, knitted, crocheted and did wood work as well as macramé. In the sixties created large macramé and woven wall hangings. I still knit, designing my own patterns. I discovered jewelry making about seven years ago and made gifts for my daughters and friends.
I work in several techniques – from using a needle and thread and small beads (bead weaving) and stringing necklaces, to shaping silver wire to create beautiful shapes. The ancient art of chain mail weave (chainmaille) has long intrigued me. The magical beauty of sterling silver as well as the large variety of traditional and contemporary designs combine to create beautiful and unique jewelry. My jewelry has been sold in several venues, including the RON Gift Shop, Made You Look on Queen St. West, and at the Canadian Opera Co. Gift Shop.
I also enjoy creating Judaica. I make mezzuzot cases, beaded kippot, and items such as wire knitted pomegranates. These have been selling in several synagogue gift shops well as at Israel’s The Judaica Store. I am member of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Textiles, Toronto, and have served as president for 4 years. My Judaica pieces were included in traveling exhibitions organized by the Pomegranate Guild in Canada and the US.