"Self Portrait as a Prized Pink Pony" is a painting by Lavar Munroe. This piece is the inspiration for this beaded board collar. The feeling of the painting is captured through bead embroidery and off-loom beading techniques.
My undergraduate beading collection was inspired by my childhood interest, toys and my adult interests, my spirituality. The collection incorporates many different 90s toys that have been embellished with things that represent me now.
Momento Mori is the idea of death being ever present and at the end of the day, we are all mortal. These are real animal skull that were found throughout a forest in Oregon and Washington. The are adorned with beads through gluing the treasure their life and death.
These are jewelry pieces created for Hippie Craft Art with off-loom beading techniques. These necklaces are made with coyote vertebrates scavenged while hiking. The bolo ties made with real crystal cabochons from Amsterdam and beads from Nigeria.