Bio

It is important to me that I enjoy myself when making jewellery. As a result, in the short amount of time I have been working in the medium, I have developed a distinct aesthetic language which reflects my sensibilities. Repetitive and meticulous techniques that require intense periods of focus appeal to me because they allow me to study material and make a number of small decisions in the process.

This year I have been researching and working with beading techniques in order to adorn my jewellery as well as translating images into beaded compositions. Much like other traditional textile techniques, each bead requires a series of hand movements and, as such comes to represent visually the time and labour invested in the work. Recently I have been translating an image into glass beads. The space between the original and the beaded image and my interpretation of colour and form is where my interest lies.

Beaded Brooches
Brooches, 2021. Glass beads, thread, steel and a variety of woods (Oak, Poplar, Andiroba, Maple, Walnut, Silver Birch). Photo: Shannon Tofts
beaded Brooches
Brooches with back detail, 2021. Glass beads, thread, steel and a variety of woods (Oak, Poplar, Andiroba, Maple, walnut, Silver birch). Photo: Shannon Tofts
Beaded Brooches
Brooches, 2021. Glass beads, thread, steel and a variety of woods (Oak, Poplar, Andiroba, Maple, Walnut, Silver Birch). Photo: Shannon Tofts
Beaded Necklaces
Necklaces, 2021. Glass beads, thread, silver, Chinese knotting cord and a variety of woods (Maple, Andiroba, Walnut). Photo: Shannon Tofts
Manoah scarf
Manoah Scarf bead weaving. Glass beads and thread
Manoah Scarf
80x80cm Manoah Scarf. 100% Silk Satin
Manoah scarf
Manoah Scarf, 100% Silk Satin
Manoah scarf
Manoah Scarf
45x45cm Manoah Scarf. 100% Silk Satin