English At Large, 400 High Street (Congregational Church, entrance on Allston
Woven bead jewelry
Celia lives in West Medford with her husband and two elementary
school aged children, and they have enjoyed WMOS as a spectators
for many years. This is her first year with WMOS as an artist. Celia
is a mechanical engineer who likes to make jewelry in her spare time.
I started with the bead loom and seed beads and progressed to other
bead weaving stitches like peyote, brick, and herringbone. I've always
been partial to weaving with glass beads because of the mixture of color
and texture. Last year, I started using stainless steel hex nuts as
beads. The resulting bracelets and necklaces have a comforting heft
and slinkiness as well as some hardware sparkle.