Parmele is a glass art bead and mixed metal jewelry artist. Her design focus is inspired by the color and texture of the handcrafted beads. She mixes various metals to compliment the beads and design. Silver, copper, and brass adds interest and allows the wearer to be creative with accessories.
“My education and career experience in graphic arts and interior design has resulted in a juxtaposition of organic free-form beads that exist with mixed metal jewelry components. Making meads is a meditative experience. Using a torch to manipulate a rod of glass into a shape can be technically challenging, but the beauty in a well-designed bead is very satisfying.”