Contemporary Art Jewelry
“The ancient art of bead weaving is spiritual and invigorating. One by one, each bead is interconnected, spanning time and space. The beads sing, and I listen to their harmonies. Rhythms pulse. The pulse becomes a heartbeat and the beads spring to life. Together, we push boundaries, explore new horizons and dance.”
Sheila Fernekes creates contemporary art jewelry using ancient Native American and African bead weaving techniques. Weaving and layering each bead one at a time, she explores the interplay of color, pattern and texture that has become her trademark. Her love for Impressionist painting combined with the dynamic modernism of Bauhaus art are her inspiration.