Patricia Mansfield-Devine is a beader and wearable artist based in Normandy, France. Her jewellery consists of unique, asymmetric pieces with a complex construction. Every piece is completely individual and is never reproduced.
Inspired by ancient jewellery, Patricia uses a mixture of materials in her work, a proportion of which is always recycled. Materials include vintage glass beads and buttons; baroque pearls, mother of pearl and semi-precious gemstones; and handworked lampwork, foil and dichroic glass beads made by current bead artists worldwide.
Each item is unique, says Patricia, not only in its construction, but also in its combination of materials. “Many of these beads or found objects are one-offs,” she says. “Even if I wanted to, I couldn't create the same piece twice.”
- Joined April 16, 2008