Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Beadwork by Heidi Kummli

'Owl teapot'

I recently discovered Heidi Kummli's gorgeous beadwork and I am thrilled that I did! She has been making jewelry and art pieces for thirty years inspired by the Mother Nature and its creatures. Through researching Native American beadwork techniques and trial and error, her work has continually evolved. She presently lives in a totally off the grid home in west of Boulder, Colorado with her husband and a son. I'm fascinated by the intriguing and delicate work in her pieces which makes every one of them so unique and special. My jaw dropped when I saw the stunning owl necklace (shown at the top). It's my favorite because of the intricate craftsmanship and the amount of dedication went into making it. 

"Heidi hopes that through her work she can share the beauty that surrounds her and give the wearer a since of oneness with the world the earth and creatures upon her." 

She has won many design awards for her work, and has published two books -  The Art of Bead Embroidery and The Spirit of Bead Embroidery.