TSB Fantasy Beadwork
Anyone who knows Melanie knows that her studio started in the back of a bead shop and then moved to a larger space across from it. In those 10 years, she tried to resist the shiny, colorful treasures within hand's reach, but eventually she caved and took a class on how to bezel set cabochons inside beadwork using nothing but needle and thread - no glue. From there, she ran with it, beading in the evenings to unwind after sculpting during the day, coming up with fantastical designs that combine her love of fantasy, magic and whimsy with weaving beadwork. Some of her pieces have won awards and placements in various competitions such as BeadDreams and Interweave Jewelry Competitions. Many of her pieces have been sold to collectors across the country to go on and win those owners awards in costume competitions and masquerade balls.
The beadwork galleries are broken into 3 categories. Click on each below to view.
This gallery showcases many of the fantastical masks designed and beaded at TSB. Intricate, wearable art, these masks take about one month to create. Many combine beads with Melanie's claywork to meld both worlds.
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