Talismans, bead jewelry & artifacts are premiering for this year’s Open Studio, first weekend in November. I’m excited to reveal what I’ve been creating this summer, revisiting my life-long love of beads. I consider these Talismans to be 3-D collage, a layering of materials held together with cord, instead of glue. It is an honor to handle the beads in my collection- ancient, antique, vintage, handmade, semi-precious stone and just plain pretty new ones. They are assembled together into power objects, Talismans, to adorn your body or the wall of your cozy home.
In my next posts, I’ll be writing more information about beads and the people who have been an inspiration. The more one learns about these exquisite tiny works of art, the more one understands why they have always been traded as currency. The value is with their beauty, power and skill required to create them.
Please tell me about your collection!