Marcia Weiss 2020-11-12T20:17:30-05:00

Marcia Weiss-Jewelry

    603 883-2181               newinc427@ aol.com

 

Tucson   Off-Loom, Free Form Bead Bracelet    $200

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Sante Fe   Off-Loom, Free Form Bracelet    $200

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Rochester   Off-Loom, Free Form Bracelet    $200

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Scottsdale   Off-Loom, Free Form Bracelet    $200

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Manhattan   Off-Loom, Free Form Bracelet    $200

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The Ritz   Off-Loom, Free Form Bracelet    $200

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Beady-eyed Lady’s Painting with Beads

Before becoming a bead artist, my artistic talents were devoted to all that was required to prepare and display food for my well-known catering business that I ran for 35 years. Feeling the need to learn something new, I enrolled in the Manchester Institute of Art and began studies in metal-smithing, which led to jewelry design and fabrication, and a frustrating passion to include glass beads into my pieces which, because of the destructive heat of the torches, was felt to be nearly impossible to do. I persisted, despite many failures. I was fortunate to be able to study with well-established and widely known lampwork bead artists. Then followed workshops in beading techniques with wonderful beaders in Arizona, NH, MA, Eastern Europe, and South Africa.

As a bead artist, one who makes lampwork beads, and collects and weaves early 20th century Czech, Bohemian, Italian and modern American glass and crystal beads, I aspire to transform my acquired beading knowledge and skills into designing and making one-of-a kind pieces of wearable art.
My work, known as “off-loom, free-form, peyote weaving,” has evolved into its own easily recognizable, intricate style. It combines traditional bead techniques yet transcends many of the standard and stylized rules of flat beading. It all reflects my passion to” paint with my beads,” to have them move and flow, skip, twist and turn, to
achieve a fluid third dimension.