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shannamarie

Location

Houston, Tx, United States

Quick Blurb

I love jewelry and earrings are my favorite.

Interests

sewing, wood, clay, glass bead-making, jewelry, knitting, Mix-media, costuming, theatre, random baubles, gaming, movies, books (the classics), travel, antiques, pop culture, victorian, gothic, flowers, vintage

Skills and Techniques

knitting, beadwork, felting, painting, resin, glass-bead making, sewing, dyeing, quilting

Find me online @:

http://www.alchemyatelier.com http://manicbeader.blogspot.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/Al… http://twitter.com/a2_shannamari…

Get to Know

Where to even start?
I started sewing when I was six years old. My mother having noticed that I was taking to making clothes for my Barbie with construction paper and staples decided that it was time to teach me to sew for real. And Christmas came with a little plastic toy sewing machine. Which lasted all of one week before it gave up the ghost due to my constant use.
It was then that I graduated to using my mother's favorite Pfaff (under her expect supervision). Boy howdy, though, letting me loose on that machine was like opening Pandora's Craft Box.
The addiction continued through my teen years, as I sought knowledge about tailoring, patterning, and fashion history. Which lead me down the path of a costume technician and total theatre geek. My interests are incredibly diverse and has a profound influence on the style of work that I produce but I lean mostly to Victorian inspired with a modern flair. Right now my focus is on jewelry and accessory design using unusual materials, patterns, and compositions. I love earrings and bangles the most, both to make and wear.

Bio Photo Gallery

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    A medallion I made as a book cover decoration. Glass taxidermy alligator cab with toho beads and freshwater pearls.

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    My favorite thing to do when I hit a creative roadblock is to make a poppet. Felted wool with beads.

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    An aquatic-inspired bib necklace I made but never sold. Glass beads, shell coins, and silver-plated pewter charms.

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    Lil' Cthulhu! A little experiment in Amigurumi. Cotton and metallic fibers.