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Jewelry Madelyn Ricks 
February 2016
Kimono series

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Autumn Kimono
with Falling Leaves
 a wall hanging panel
  Uchikaki Kimono  
  Rigoletto series  
Maddalena Rigoletto two Mantua Gilda
, Feb. 6, 2016
  Eclectic Ceramic Bowl  
Jewelry Spring Vessel AV Jewelry


  Vintage and other Objects  


Short Kimonos  through this link

Weaving Glass Beads

It is the art of interlocking beads together with thread is both ancient and universal.  Madelyn's designs are a mixture of many different cultures and times. The technique is peyote stitch named by the Native Americans in the US. 
A very strong multifilament nylon thread is used.  The square glass beads are a high quality glass manufactured in Japan using novel techniques.  Many of the beads are plated with precious metals such as 24K gold, rhodium and palladium. 
Also used, are lot of silver-lined colored beads to create a lot of sparkle, making the finished piece look like
small dots of colored light  woven together.

There are very few artists that work with beads this small ( about 300 per square inch), or create pieces with such intricate patterns and colors.

Masters:  Beadweaving

"Lark Books is pleased to be publishing Masters: Beadweaving, currently scheduled for release in fall 2008. 
 This book is part of an exciting new series showcasing some of the most notable artists in a particular field - artists whose work combine conceptual, aesthetic, and technical excellence and innovation."  
The curator is Carol Wilcox Wells, and there will be about 40 artists in it. 
About 12 to 14 works will be featured on about eight pages, forming a sort of mini-retrospective.