First Place, 3D
Lava Stone Collar
The necklace is bead embroidered by hand using a variety of beads and stitches. The blue and yellow lava stone cabochons are set in an original design. The collar is backed in Ultrasuede.
There is nothing more pleasing than to create a thing of beauty and know someone else will enjoy wearing it as much as I have enjoyed making it. With more than 20 years of experience in beading and jewelry design, my style unites a variety of beading techniques including embroidery, crochet, and peyote stitch. I love to seek out the perfect elements for my designs such as Swarovski crystals, natural stones, lampwork beads, pearls, Czech glass beads, Raku cabochons and seed beads. I also incorporate silver, gold, copper and pewter components. My beaded designs were on display for sale in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts shop in Richmond for more than ten years. My designs are now for sale on Etsy. TreatYourselfDesigns which I share with my good friend and fellow artist, Suzanne Peters.