I try to find new and interesting ways to push the medium from rigid to free form to three-dimensional. And while I am trying to find new ways of creating patterns and shapes, I am always conscious of the strong link I feel to the past — to all the women weavers from ancient cultures who used this fiber structure so long ago.
My latest collection.
The Collector’s Series features necklaces with unusual components and complex designs. Many are knotted with nineteenth century Art Nouveau glass shards including Gallé, Daum, and Tiffany. Most of Sandy’s work is created free form, without preconceived patterns.
The signature line features Sandy’s most popular designs. Similar in composition, each differs in aesthetic response given the diverse stones, color combinations, and one-of-a-kind beads.
This section includes necklaces of diverse styles and designs. They may be categorized as contemporary, whimsical, or classic, but many are born as the piece itself dictates its form. The creations might include embellishments of unusual stones, found objects, glass, metal, antique or Asian ornamentation.
OPEN LINE SERIES
These smaller pieces are usually contemporary in design. They may be knotted in fiber and/or woven with beads. Often thematic in concept, they are embellished with freshwater and seed pearls, metal, glass discs, and imported beads. They can be worn casually or formally.
Cuffs from 1” - 3” wide, made with fiber, beads, and unusual stones.