Wabi Sabi Beads showcases my efforts to bring you beautiful hand made jewelry that can be worn for any and all occasions. These unique designs include necklaces, earrings and bracelets that use the highest quality beads and components. They are one-of-a-kind creations, fashioned from Vintage and contemporary glass, Swarovski and German crystal, ceramics from the Orient, freshwater pearls, and Vintage foiled beads. In most cases these beads are no longer made due to their high cost of manufacture, and I seek out and collect remaining examples from wherever they may still be found.
I have been collecting Vintage beads and crystals for the past several years, and designing my own jewelry for nearly as long. Design and color has always been an important part of my life. For even longer than I have been in love with beads I have also been an avid potter. During the seven years I lived with my family in Kyoto I studied and practiced styles of Japanese pottery, design and philosophy, meeting many wonderful people along the way. I returned to the U.S. bringing with me an appreciation for the seeming simplicity of Japanese design and its subtle use of color. This continues to influence me as I search for just the right combinations that integrate individually beautiful beads into a harmonious whole. I hope that you enjoy these pieces I have made, as each one is unique.
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