Made from Ocean jasper, Swarovski crystals and pearls, Pearls, Japanese glass seed beads sizes 11, 15, including white-gold and silver-plated Aiko and Delica beads; Antique Italian glass seed beads size 20; Polymer clay, Acrylic paints, LSS, Fireline, Sterling silver turtle clasp and rings; Beading wire. The necklace represents the beauty of endangered green sea turtles swimming in the ocean. The central Turtles are hiding and swimming away from the beaded "green fishing net" on the back side of the necklace, which represents multiple dangers, which green turtles are facing from the human activities. The finishing detail - sterling silver clasp - is also in the shape of two little sea turtles.
Beads are an integral part of my life. I am interested in creating different objects which can be artistically accented by beadwork. In the designs I like to use many techniques, both well-known and those which I invented myself. My favorite beads to work with are antique and vintage micro beads sizes 18 to 26. I love working with these tiny beads, which provide the opportunity to create graceful, miniature things, thin lines and details which are simply impossible to create in coarser material. Working with such small beads requires extraordinary patience and concentration, as well as plenty of time.
Fashion is transient, but feelings are eternal. My art represents my inner feelings. I believe art should display light and beauty, and appeal to the best sides of humanity, evoking positive emotions and encouraging spiritual growth and self-perfection. Every piece of my art is unique and made with love – to both God and mankind, in appreciation of the beauty surrounding my life.
Please take a look at her website: http://www.tatianafitzpatrick.com