Susan Myers' Profile

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My interest in beads dates to childhood, when my pediatrician noted an interest in small objects. By four I was sporting a strand of pop beads as I posed on the Capitol grounds.

In the early 1970s, nurtured by copies of The Bead Journal and what beads I could find in the few local stores, I was making necklaces. My interest in beads never waned, though college intervened a bit. Still, during a semester in London I found a couple of bead stores and happily resumed stringing.

I don't accumulate beads for the sake of collecting; ultimately, anything I acquire can turn up in a necklace.

My designs are infused with memories of the places I've traveled and quietly influenced by the rich North Carolina pottery that surrounds me as I work, then provides display for the finished necklaces. I'm drawn…

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  • Female
  • Joined July 11, 2010

Favorite materials

ocean jasper, Peruvian opal, Hill Tribes silver, vintage Czech and German glass, freshwater pearls, ephemera from travels, found objects

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Beaded jewelry featuring original collage...

About

My interest in beads dates to childhood, when my pediatrician noted an interest in small objects. By four I was sporting a strand of pop beads as I posed on the Capitol grounds.

In the early 1970s, nurtured by copies of The Bead Journal and what beads I could find in the few local stores, I was making necklaces. My interest in beads never waned, though college intervened a bit. Still, during a semester in London I found a couple of bead stores and happily resumed stringing.

I don't accumulate beads for the sake of collecting; ultimately, anything I acquire can turn up in a necklace.

My designs are infused with memories of the places I've traveled and quietly influenced by the rich North Carolina pottery that surrounds me as I work, then provides display for the finished necklaces. I'm drawn to subtle palettes, and hope to imbue pieces with a narrative quality, or the potential for one (of the wearer's own imagination). Creating collage pendants affords an avenue for this intention. I strive for timely, yet timeless pieces.

Oh; and Second Grace? I am the second one in my family, and it's my middle name.

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