High Desert Beadscapes, LLC
Linda M. Davis
Unique Hand-Stitched Beadwork
- Algodones, NM
Sea Nymph Cuff
The base layer of this abalone coin cuff is stitched in a right-angle weave technique. The base is embellished with a second layer of abalone coins and chartreuse fresh-water pearls. It closes with a sterling filigree tube clasp.
1.5"H x 6.75"W
Thousands of crystal-clear glass beads, woven in the peyote style to form a translucent base for fresh-water pearls, semi-precious chips, and heishi shells. Finished with a funky, frosty finge. Secures nicely with two hidden magnetic clasps.
2.5"H x 7"W
Thousands of translucent glass beads are stitched in the peyote style to provide a stong base for an embellished cuff of turquoise, fresh-water pearls, sterling silver beads, and Czech glass beads. Finished with a funky fringe. Secures nicely with two hidden magnetic clasps.
2.5"H x 6.5"W
Ocean Fling Necklace
This beadwoven choker is stitched in every shade of the ocean. Czech glass beads and silver accents frame a single focal bead of paua shell. The piece is held securely in place with a sterling silver lobster claw clasp.
20"H x 1.5"W
Delicious! This peyote-stitched cuff is laden with wonderful fresh-water potato pearls, Swarovski crystals, and garnet chips. It secures in the back with a simple button/loop closure and has funky fringe to keep it from getting too glam!
1.5"H x 7.0"W
My work is starts simply with a needle and thread, then evolves with the color and texture of thousands of tiny glass beads. Unlike other artistic venues, my art is tactile: it is meant to be worn, handled, touched.
I feel that a combination of natural elements and delicate glass instills a unique energy to each piece that I create. I use glass beads, small semi-precious stones, sterling silver and other basic metals, fresh-water pearls and Swarovski crystals in my work. When working with these materials, I strive to transform imagery into its tangible form – adding weight and texture to each “snapshot”.
I enjoy the challenge of abstracting patterns that I notice every day – like the play of light on a glass block window or the shadows buried in steel grooves of an escalator.
My pieces are made from quality materials, from the beads to the stringing material, to the findings that secure the piece when worn. Each piece is designed to be unique in its own way – a small tendril of beads here, a bit of fringe there. It is my wish that you’ll enjoy its personality as much as I enjoyed discovering it.
I offer the following beadweaving classes at local bead stores in the Greater Albuquerque area:
- Basic Peyote Bracelet
- Tubular Peyote
- Russian Spiral Choker
- Daisy Chain Eyeglass or Name Badge Lanyard
- Herringbone Bracelet
- St. Petersburg Chain Lariat
- Square Stitch Pendant
- Basic Loomed Cuff
- Basic Stringing Lessons
- 'Soft, Supple & Shiny Bracelet' (design courtesy of Carol Huber-Cypher)
- 'Wrap it Up' Peyote Bracelet (11/0-8/0)
- 'Wrap it Up' Peyote Bracelet (11/0-15/0)
- 'St. Petersburg Flip'
- 'Silky Choker' (beaded tube pendant)
- Bead Artists Against Breast Cancer" Beaded Quilt (see our local beader contributions to the Jeanette Shanigan's 2010 quilt at http://shanigansbeadshenanigans.homestead.com/BCQuilt5.html)
Private classes for individual or groups are available upon request. This is a great option for parties and team-building exercises.
Grants Pass, Oregon
Finalist, 2008 Beading Contest ("Yurok Cuff")
|May 22 - 24, 2009||
2009 Fiber Arts Fiesta
My "Ambrosia Necklace" won first prize in the Jewelry competition.
|September 11 - 19, 2009||
2009 New Mexico State Fair
My "Purple Passion" peyote spiral necklace sold at the Fine Arts Exhibit
|November 7, 2009||
Voted "Best of the City" by Albuquerue The Magazine!
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