Susan C. Balentine / Nature's BeautiesSusan's joy in creating with her hands was instilled at an early age by her artistic mother, from whom she...
Cathryn "Cat" Francis
Media: Fiber, Jewelry
I have been making jewelry for over twenty years. I began working in sterling silver. When I was working on a special project I wandered into a bead store to find something to help finish this piece. I saw the beads and fell in love with beadwork.
Over the years I have taken several classes and have developed my own style and stitch. I use a freestyle peyote stitch and incorporate precious metals, crystals, gemstones and vintage found objects into my jewelry. All of my life I have felt the need to create and live artfully, from the way I prepare meals to how I decorate my home, to ultimately becoming an artist. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I have enjoyed making it.