LINDA EDEIKEN DESIGNS
Fine Art Beaded Jewelry
I make spectacular one-of-a-kind beaded fine art necklaces and bracelets that are always noticed!
Many people have remarked that they look like jeweled CORAL REEFS - an association which is gratifying since I draw my inspiration from the sea on which I live - on a small sailboat with my husband in the islands and on the coasts of the Pacific Ocean (formerly in California, Mexico, Central and South America), currently in French Polynesia. It is on the boat that I have my studio and create this jewelry. As an avid snorkeler and scuba diver, ideas for many of the forms, materials, and colors I use come from what I see and observe below the water’s surface.
My art is SLOW ART at its best. Like CORAL REEFS, my pieces are made by slow careful aggregation - the foundation is created one small bead at a time - bead after bead - and then several layers of more beads and semi-precious stones are added. The clasps I use can be a special stone, a handmade lampworked glass bead, or an antique button.
A true pearl-a-holic, my jewelry features many forms and colors of this gem from the sea that I really love! I have created a collection using rare La Paz Pearls from Baja, Mexico - a very special find. Now I am currently working on a collection of Tahitian pearl necklaces.
My pieces have been sold internationally in fine shops and museum stores.
I donate a percentage of my sales to a CORAL REEF CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION. We must protect the health of our seas.
Linda in Zihuatenajo, Mexico Display at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC