Jointed Tube Bead Necklace in Plum and Orange

By Melanie West



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A snake-like necklace with lush orange and plum colored hollow tube beads, jointed together like a spine with ball joints. The tubes are laminated with one of my hand painted habutai silk fabrics, which I photographed, manipulated, and printed back onto habutai silk.

Fiber/Wearable, Mixed Media (Hand painted/printed habutai silk, polymers, neoprene, hand made magnetic clasp)

21 x .75 x .75 inches

About the artist

Melanie has a BS in Natural Sciences from SUNY Purchase (known mostly for their art schools), and co-founded the Sonoma Ecology Center. She spent over 20 years as an architectural photographer, and another 20 years as a polymer artist (using mostly the millefiori technique). Melanie’s work has been shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, CraftBoston, and is included in the permanent collection of the Racine Art Museum. Her work also appears in many excellent publications, including “Masters: Polymer Clay: Major Works by Leading Artists”, from Lark Books, edited by Rachel Carren....Read MoreRead Less

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