I'm a guest artist in studio #7, Cinda Sue Dow, pastel artist. I'm happily occupying the whole of her pastel house! The tour is Sat. and Sun. 10 - 5, and we're also having a special preview on Friday, May 31 (that's tomorrow!) from 5-8 pm. The location is in Friday Harbor at 545 Alder Ct. Heading out of town on Argyle, turn rt. on Spruce St., pass Hemlock St. and turn rt. on Alder Ct. Both of us are giving 20% off during the preview.
|Necklace, fibula pin, bracelet, and earrings in palette of natural colors featuring jasper and smokey quartz stones.|
|Necklace and earrings featuring beautifully faceted rubies (man-made) and sterling silver beads.|
|Selection of bracelets with specialty glass beads, pearls, crystals, and sterling silver or gold elements.|
|I love wireworking. These are two fibula pins and three pendants that showcase high-end lampwork beads by nationally recognized artists.|
|I offer a selection of every-day earrings in a wide range of colors, featuring glass lampwork beads, vintage Chinese glass beads, and more. I use sterling silver or gold-filled findings only (no plated pot metal).|
|This necklace and earrings feature vintage Chinese glass beads (beautiful, soft, translucent blue) paired with sterling silver elements from the Golden Triangle area in Northern Thailand.|
|I just finished this bead/ribbon/thread/button embellished, red, felt purse! Any fun-loving person with a flamboyant streak would enjoy carrying this on their shoulder!|
|This necklace is an example of my "woven treasure necklace" technique. It colors are inspired by the raku glaze on the featured ceramic beads by an artist in Hawaii.|
This tassel ornament is another example of the "woven treasure" technique. In the light, it reminds one of stained glass windows in a cathedral.
is bead embroidery art to enhance a small space. it is one of the 13
technique samples for my book, "Heart to Hands Bead Embroidery."|
|Inspired by Emperor Penguins, this bead embroidered brooch looks great on jacket lapel or sweater.|
|Earrings and fibula pins.|
|Key fobs, zipper pulls, cell-phone or camera tags on the top shelf.|
|I display most of the jewelry in color groupings. There's a range of casual to elegant, ethnic to contemporary, and understated to bold looks in my work.|
It takes me two days to set up for this thing, plus uncountable hours to make the work. Since I'm actually a rather shy person, it's difficult for me to promote my work in person. When guests come, I sometimes don't talk to them at all. So it's always very gratifying when people show up for the tour and actually buy my work, despite my awkwardness.