(hmm....why do I suddenly feel like saying, "Come on down! You're the next contestant......") *wink*
Yvonne sent me some pictures of her gorgeous pieces the other day and I knew immediately that I HAD to have her as one of our Featured Artists. I feel that her work shows a great eye for color and stone placement, and a VAST degree of skill in putting it all together! (you will see what I mean in just a minute!) Yvonne taught herself how to bead on a loom about 9 years ago and was very involved with knitting and crochet as well, but when she discovered bead embroidery, she was hooked! (hee hee...."hooked"....get it? Crochet.....hooked...hee hee....I'm such a dork, lol)
Yvonne says she finds inspiration everywhere, from travel books and art to everyday surroundings....the world is a colorful place, after all. :) She also loves the books "The art of Bead Embroidery" by Sherry Serafini & Heidi Kummli, "Beading with Cabochons" by Jamie Cloud Eakin, "Beaded Colorways" by Beverly Ash Gilbert, and Laura McCabe's "Embellished Beadweaving". I would have to agree with her, those authors are true inspirations to us all! :)
I also would have to say that, like my first Featured Artist Gerda, Yvonne is a True Artist....and I hope she knows that she is a great Inspiration as well! (and provides some darn fine eye candy!) :)
Ok folks, get your drool-bibs ready because here we go.......Artwork by YVONNE!
Check out these colors, that wire crochet work, STUNNING, to say the least!
And how about the eclectic stone placement in this piece?! Wow!
Even smaller designs get AAA treatment!
I adore this one, the colors, shapes....and look at that clasp!!
This one is my husbands favorite; he could NOT stop staring!! :)
And last but not least; a Turquoise Stunner!!!!
(and don't forget; if you would like to be considered for a "Featured Artist of The Week", send pics to: firstname.lastname@example.org)