Handcrafted Jewelry by Patricia Bowe Designswww.ArtPal.com/pbowedesigns
When I was a little girl, I used to be so jealous of my two brothers, my dad and my uncles who could just put pencil (or crayon) to paper and create the most wonderful pictures without seeming to try. Me? I could barely draw a stick figure. It seemed to me that only the men were the artists in the family. So I believed that I had no artistic talent.
Years later, I became really interested in the needle arts, from sewing to crochet and knitting. It was when I was presented with a kiddie jewelry machine when I was about 10 that I became introduced to the beading world.
In these past 11 or so years, my interest was piqued once again. I began ingesting everything related to beadweaving, from Native American looming and weaving, to intricate bead embroidery, to Zulu beadweaving and Kumihimo. I can spend hours in bead shops, marvel at colorful beaded museum treasure pieces, spend hours on websites looking for the most unusual and vintage components and swoon over crystals and gemstones (I loved geology as a child). It took no time for this fascination to turn into a most loved hobby.
Fantasies in Filigree