I create beaded jewelry and other objects. I started during the beginning of Covid under the tutelage of my neighbor who has been doing native beaded art for a very long time and she has taught me and encouraged me to try diffferent things. It was a wonderful creative past time which has turned into an obsession to create more interesting designs.
I love doing all kinds of types of jewelry and I think the projece that I am currently working on is the most enjoyable.
What are you doing when you're not creating?
Gardening is my other obsession but limited to about 6 months of the year. Other than that, I am beading.
Where do you work on your creations?
I have a home office where I have my supplies and computer handy for searching for trends and ideas.
How do you occupy your mind while working?
Mostly listening to music as I am usually alone when working.
The internet and social media are great inspirations as well as my neighbor.
What's the most difficult part of the process?
Keeping track of what beads are next and not tangling the thread.
What is your favourite piece of work that you have created?
I made a circular beaded design which I love and use for my business cards.
I have sold some of my creations to friends who have seen my things on Facebook.
The group name is The Knotty Beader
You can meet Patricia at The Artisan Fair on November 5th and December 3rd in the Lions Club (347 Burnham St, Peterborough, ON), 10am-2pm.