Leah Ready - Beaded Jewelry

I create beaded art dolls and jewelry.  I was drawn to the medium of beads because they sparkle and because of their many sizes and colors allow me the variety I crave.  I like the intimacy that beadwork involves and the mediative quality that is associated with working primarily with small glass objects, obsessively and compulsively stitching them together.  I enjoy working with different stitches and exploring how one stitch interacts with or expands on another stitch.  I am inspired by the beauty of the world around me, from deserts to seashores to gardens of colorful flowers.

 

My love of beads and fibers began as a child.  With a jeweler father and a knitting, sewing mother, I was destined to create.  Drawn to beads because  they are easy to pick up and put down and because they are very portable.  I find that the variety of colors, textures and surfaces at my fingertips enables me to create whatever my mind imagines.

 

I want people to smile when they hold my art dolls or try on a piece of my jewelry and to appreciate my designs and use of color.  I’m happiest when the repeat customer comments on how many compliments she receives on the piece I have made.

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