When I begin to suffer from art overload I turn to my hobby - beaded jewellery - for respite. This I would class as 'Craft'. It began simply as a desire to have jewellery to match my clothes, and to do it cheaply. Over the past two years or so it has become addictive. I collect interesting beads wherever I go and am often asked to make something to match a new outfit for a friend. My 'beads' have been in several local galleries prior to their closure (a sign of the times... or a comment on my work?), but mostly I make for myself.
|Citrine and carnelian|
|Onyx and silver|
I particularly like Thai hill tribe silver, gemstones, and beads made by glass artists. It is such a delight to be browsing through my collection looking for the right beads to suit a particular project. Yes, THIS is a hobby.