After a career in market research and consulting, Leslie DeAthe retired (early) to Salt Spring Island and began to pursue an artistic path. She studied quilting, embroidery, bookmaking, a bit of pottery, painting and drawing and took a 2 1/2 year Art and Design course.
Leslie says that "I knew that I liked working in fine detail and was good with my hands. I happened quite accidentally on a group of friends who were making beaded jewelry, and was immediately hooked on this medium! It has creative design, lots of colour choices, texture and form, and a blend of structure and freedom. Working with tiny beads, thread, sometimes fabrics and metals, beading appeals to both my creative side and my need to 'produce' something a the end of the day."
Her work has been shown at the Sooke Fine Arts Show and the Vancouver Island Bead and Jewelry Show.
where to see or read more
shows: Leslie shows her beaded jewelry with the Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Arts.
web: Visit her website at www.lesliedeathe.com
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