Pat has been making beaded jewelry for over 30 years. She really enjoys the wonders of off-loom weaving; creating pieces using peyote, spiral rope, Ndebele, or netted stitches. She also creates single or multiple strand necklaces and bracelets with stone, glass, and crystal beads. Many of Pat’s pieces incorporate fused glass, ceramic, or gemstone pendants, and can be worn both as casual or formal accessories.
“While I consider the structural design of each piece of jewelry an important part of the creative process, I find the most rewarding aspect is the selection of colors and texture. I pride myself on my ability to combine unusual colors and varying textures resulting in unique pieces of art.”
Pat’s inspiration comes from nature, and the wonderful bead, ceramic, and glass artists she has met around the country.
While living in California, Pat sold her jewelry at the Creton Classic Rodeo, the Santa Margarita Friends of the Library annual holiday arts and crafts faire, and at Curves in Paso Robles. She was accepted into a juried show at the Paso Robles Art Association (PRAA) in December, 2010. She was a member of the PRAA and the San Luis Obispo Art Museum.
Upon moving to West Virginia in 2012, Pat joined the Morgan Arts Council and was juried into the Ice House Co-Op Gallery in August 2013. In January of 2015, Pat was elected as co-president of the Co-op.