Anna Mancini

19 Orange St
Danielson, CT 06239

Artists Open Studio Dates:

November 30, December 1
Artist will be demonstrating

One-of-a-kind, unusual, bead-woven or bead-embroidered heirloom pieces. Commissions welcome! 20+ years of creative experience, with the best-quality materials. Soutache, shibori ribbon,  Swarovski crystals, fresh water pearls, beach glass, semi-precious cabochons, Czech glass, handmade lampwork beads, fused and dichroic glass ,silver and gold-filled findings and accents...and so much more! Anna just can't stop beading. Last year she added wire-wrapped pendants...a must-see! This year, she will have acrylic pour paintings for sale/display.

Artist Statement:
Most of the time, the inspiration comes from the colors of the season I am in. I start 'playing' with some of the stones/crystals/pearls/shells/beads/glass i have (lots of them!) and let the pieces 'talk' to me...I don't know how else to convene how an idea is born in my mind. I often arrange and re-arrange different components in different patterns/shapes until I like what i see...the rest is a semi-random addition/subtraction of colors and shapes, which will be surrounded and enhanced (I hope) by tiny seed beads, bits of ephemera,silver, gold,crystal...and other ,sometimes organic, material. I have also used my own painted art as cabochons or focal pieces. Color remains a central focus of all my work.

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