I am living a most remarkable life! Lucky enough to mix and match my technical
and artistic abilities with free abandon, over the years I've been a wardrobe
mistress on a few feature films, editor on several commercials and I've worked
in IT for a software giant for 9 years.
For me, micro-macramé is a
synthesis of textiles and jewelry. It is an elegant, flowing art form sinuously
shifting from knot to knot, creating waves of thread and stone. I use
semi-precious stones, glass beads, Austrian and Czech crystals and found objects
in many of my designs because I am continually mesmerized by the look of these
My inspiration comes from children's books, second-hand
stores, textiles, overheard conversations and imaginative what-ifs. My jewelry
designs are meditations in color and texture. I often fall into an altered state
as I work my way through a knotted piece.
Some of my macramé pieces
reflect the intricate meanderings that encompass my everyday life. Other pieces,
like my openwork macramé bracelets and chokers, are floaty little snippets of
shimmery stained glass made to frame a wrist or neck.But I have to admit, making
knotted jewelry isn't my only passion - I've had a long love affair with textile
manipulation and other art forms, from marbling to mediaeval illumination to
watercolor to glassblowing.
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