Beaded

Many Faces

As a gay, person of color, most of my life has been a game of translation. I looked at life (and myself) through the lens of others. In my most recent series of self-portraits, I seek to explore my identity…

BLOOM

BLOOM plays with the concept of natural flow as it permeates our world. I observe this flow in the natural, digital, and spiritual worlds. These worlds are merged by the hand to form a transcendental experience. Strings of silicone move…

XS011 with Removable Brooch

“I explore space, movement and surface by layering materials in intricate patterns. My mixed-media pieces are a marriage of image and object, adorning the wall and the body. Using traditional techniques in unexpected ways, I carve and drill through painted…

Dangle Earrings

Earrings crafted from recycled antique turquoise faceted beads. Capped with textured .925 silver disc beads suspended on .925 silver rolling mill tapered and forged ear wires.

Object of Transition: Home #1

Creating work on loss has given me a unique perspective on compassion and enduring love. I am using my past work on the topic of mourning and the loss of my brother as a springboard to look deeply at what…

In Honor of Her Honor

(1000 paper beads cut from the dissenting opinions of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) This piece is a lace collar/warrior breastplate comprised of 1000 paper beads cut from the dissenting cases of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It is both a…

Beach House (Polly Pocket)

I long to return to my childhood bedroom. The objects I surrounded myself with held incredible value and informed the person I became. I hold on to these objects still, and treasure them with the utmost importance. These relics of…

Big Stripe Necklace

It’s no accident I make textile jewelry. I love color you can feel. And I’ve been sewing all my life. In high school I could start a dress in the morning and wear it that night on a date. I…

Epaulettes No. 01

Color Bound: born of a lengthy, notoriously unpredictable Bay Area commute, leaving me frequently in bumper to bumper traffic. Bored & scanning the stuff accumulated in the medians of the freeway, a rainbow of neatly bundled telecommunication wire in a…

Slipknot

The choice to render a simple nautical knot in beadwork draws the viewer’s attention to this overlooked but essential form. Tying knots is an early and elemental part of human evolution, one that proves its ubiquitous use to this day….

Everlasting Love Double Pendants

I designed a Child and Mother container necklace. I designed this shape inspired by bamboo. If you take off the bamboo shoot from the container, the bamboo shoot is also a necklace pendant. The lower part can be used to…

Diagnostic Earrings

Diagnostic Earrings are made from plastic armatures from used rapid antigen Covid tests, shrouded in monochrome lycra and embellished with beads. This work explores the gravity of throwaway objects that contain the possibility to grant or deny freedom. The somber…

Preciousness

In an anxious time, we are drawn to that which brings us meaning, comfort, and connection to others The work that I am sharing one of a collection of soft amulets that serve as tangible wishes, aspirations for the future,…

New Bloom

Kathryn creates a purposeful balance of metal and woven glass in all of her botanical interpretations giving each piece the solidity, variety of texture and vibrant color of our natural world. Kathryn appeals to the nature-lover in all of us…

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