While I cannot convey an idea or a complex emotion, I do have at my disposal line, color, texture, and pattern. Through these I attempt to create a subtle attitude from an arrangement of glass. I'm every bit as passionate about beading as some artists are about their paintings or drawings. My work means something to me. I love creating custom pieces, because I concentrate on what I know of the person and try to express that by using shades of color, size and shape of beads, contrasting or smooth-flowing patterns, translucency and opacity, subtle matte or flamboyant gloss. I love that my art is wearable -- I think art should be something that touches life and makes it more beautiful, even in a small way. I also love that my art makes women feel like life is a little more exciting (when they're wearing my jewelry).
And like every artist, I crave an appreciative audience for my work, so I am filled with shimmering gratitude for all of you who commented on that earrings post -- it's very encouraging! Most people see my work as a nice little hobby, not art that I put my heart and soul into. It's so lovely to see that people admire my work.