Victorian Medallions Bracelet
designed by Sylvie Camps of PeyoteBeadArt
Sylvie is an amazing artist and we are thrilled that she is sharing her talent with us this month.
Take it away Sylvie...
"The art work I create is the expression of my traditional French background, life experiences and love of nature and color. My talents, from early painting to my current jewelry work, have evolved without any art education or influence resulting in pieces that are unique in the world of wearable art jewelry. What started as restringing a broken necklace evolved into works that get comments like: “Stunning! I’ve never seen this type of work before” and “your use of color is amazing”.
My materials include: the smallest glass seed beads, glass and stone focal, embellishment beads, shells, buttons, and found objects. They are pieced together, one at a time, with needle and thread in a dynamic creative process resulting in unique, one of a kind, necklaces, bracelets and earrings that tell stories about: a pool of light in a swamp, a citrus bouquet, an autumn brook or a personal emotion. Not a drop of glue is ever used.
The evolution of technical skills used in this art work started with mastering Peyote Stitch, originally used by Native Americans to embellish ceremonial objects. This stitch is used in a way that creates a three dimensional canvas upon which and within are woven colors, shapes and textures in an open and airy fashion. Other advanced beading techniques are used to add a sinuous neck cord or entire exhibition pieces.
This advanced art work is the result of over ten years of learning and development. It has been recognized at many levels: Pieces have been awarded in Fire Mountain Gems (industry leading supplier) competitions and used in catalog and magazine cover advertising; they have been selected for use in two different illustrated books published by Lark Books “Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry”; and a bracelet pattern was published in “Bead&Button” magazine and a subsequent “the best projects from a year of Bead&Button magazine” hard cover book “Creative Beading Vol. 9”. The most valued recognition is that of my loyal repeat patrons who come to the art shows (Sarasota, Venice, Estero & Naples) we attend about twice a year."
Sylvie has many amazing tutorials in her Etsy shop! Enjoy!
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