Trade Bead Strand with Bodom Bead
I am a California mixed media artist and used to have a shop where I sold beads and world textiles. I sell both my work on Etsy along with textiles, jewelry and beads from around the world. This is an example of what I have had in the past. Click on the Visit My Shop button to see what is available now.
Very old strand of African trade beads including a Bodom Bead (Ghana). Venetian glass, powder glass, skunk beads (both black and red) and more. The strand is 28″ long and has 34 beads in it. A collector’s piece.
I have been involved with the arts for many years, starting as a jewelry maker back in the early 70s, adding painting, drawing, and mixed media assemblage in the 80s and 90s. I have continued to challenge and entertain myself with the addition of textiles/fiber to my materials repertoire (creating art felt, silk art yardage, handmade wall pieces, runway/costume pieces, etc.) beginning in the 90s, and carrying through to the present fiber of some sort is often included in my contemporary work. I find fiber and fibrous materials of all sorts to be extremely versatile, and often include it in paintings, sculptures and assemblage work. It is so basic; I find working with it very satisfying.
As a contemporary artist, I hope to create work that is interesting, evocative, communicative, and often, unexpected. I find that I am impacted by world events, politics, the human condition, travel/world cultures, friends, music, nature, foolishness, and personal experiences and interests: all eventually find their way into my art. My work is simply the result of a very busy and curious mind that seldom seems to take a day off. See my fine art work on my website: http://www.barbettalockart.com/ My Etsy Shop has small works of mine plus beads, textiles and jewelry from around the world: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ITSAStudioArts
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