Two new pieces I just finished for the gallery. The large glass blue and white beads on the blue spiral were made on torch in my studio with Italian Moretti and German Lauscha glass rod. The green necklace is just seed beads, crystal and vintage mother-of-pearl buttons I've been collecting for ages. Most likely each of these necklaces is comprised of more than 3000 seed beads, each picked up by needle individually. The loop for the button closure is brick-stitched delicas from Japan which are beautifully uniform tiny beads, so they lock up nice and tight when you weave them together. These necklaces are about 20" long, and the beads are woven on about 20 feet of single strand nylon thread.
Yes, I have impeccable eyesight. I don't like my work to be all matchy-matchy - anyone could do that. I like a loopy unexpected energy to my work and I think I achieve that. You don't have to like it. I just thought I'd show you. I'll show more pictures of other styles I make later on.