Location

Columbia, Maryland

United States

About the Artist

I have been doing both polymer clay and beading since the year 2000. For a long time I made jewelry in either polymer clay or in beading, but a few years ago I learned to do bead embroidery and bead bezeling around cabochons at our local Bead Shop, Bead Soup in Laurel, Maryland. That opened up a whole new field for me, and since then I've been making my own cabochons in polymer clay and then beading around them. I love being able to combine the two techniques. 
In polymer clay, I prefer caning with geometric, symmetrical shapes, usually with a highly polished surface similar to that in stone cabochons. In beading, I like to have a smooth portion framing the polymer cabochon, surrounded by a much more densely textured surface with colors that pick out those in the polymer cabochon. The beading always follows what is in the polymer cabochon and, I hope, accents and complements it. 

2021 Exhibition Images

Four Petaled Flower

Four Petaled Flower

Pendants: 5 x 4": Beaded rope: 19" long

Polymer clay, Swarovski crystal, glass beads

The "Four Petaled Flower" necklace and earrings have polymer cabochons, a Swarovski crystal, and seed beads. The necklace polymer pendant has two sets of bails on the back so that it can be worn either by itself in a vertical position, or in a horizontal position with the crystal hanging below it. The main pendant is 4 inches high by 2 ¾ inches wide. Put together, the two pendants are 5 inches high by 4 inches wide.

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Multi-colored, beaded necklace and earring set with polymer clay kaleidescope cabechons and a large crystal, all outlined in smaller glass beads; the pendant hangs on a beaded rope

Red, White and Blue Fireworks

Red, White and Blue Fireworks

Pendant: 6" long: Beaded rope: 19" long

Polymer clay, druzy, glass beads

The "Red, White and Blue Fireworks" necklace and earrings have polymer cabochons, druzys, and seed beads.The pendant portion of the necklace is 6 inches long and is composed of two polymer pendants and three bezeled druzys.

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 Blue, white, and red beaded necklace and earring set with polymer clay kaleidescope and druzy cabechons, all outlined in smaller glass beads; the pendant hangs on a beaded rope

Purple and Teal

Purple and Teal

Pendant: 6.5 x 2.25": Beaded rope: 19" long

Polymer clay, charoite, Swarovski crystals, glass beads

The "Purple and Teal" necklace and earrings have polymer cabochons, charoite, Swarovski crystals, and seed beads. The pendant portion is 6 ½ inches long by 2 ¼ inches wide. It is composed of one polymer pendant, one bezeled charoite stone, one bezeled crystal tear drop, and two bezeled crystal 8.5mm chatons.

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Purple and teal, beaded necklace and earring set with polymer clay kaleidescope cabechons and a large crystal, all outlined in smaller glass beads; the pendant hangs on a beaded rope

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