Whimsical Mixed Media Jewelry by Gail Johnson Matthiesen I Artsy Shark

Gail Johnson Matthiesen models colorful, whimsical jewellery created using a vast variety of supplies. Visit her internet site to see additional of her collection.


beaded jewelry necklace by Gail Johnson Mattheisen

“8010 Just Hearts” waxed linen twine, glass, resin, lampwork and resin beads, 18″ to 21″ long


I grew up in a modest place city fifty-five miles northwest of Chicago. Grandma taught me how to crochet the edges on doilies when I was seven, which led into producing crocheted stuffed animals for tiny tots.


beaded necklace by Gail Johnson Mattheisen

“9004 Beach front Bling” crystals and long pearl dagger beads, 20″ to 22″ very long


As soon as I figured out to knit and sew, I produced all my garments in large faculty. I was an typical student, but fantastic with business enterprise classes and biology. Athletically, I became a gymnast and a cheerleader.


beaded jewelry by Gail Johnson Mattheisen

“4000 Red Pearl” flower pendant with purple beads, 18″ to 20″ duration


Right after graduating, I labored with personal computers (keypunching), then went on to secretarial perform, worked at a resort and turned involved in real estate income. I desired to understand, experiment and expose myself to new difficulties.


beaded necklace by Gail Johnson Mattheisen

“8023 Boo” waxed linen cord, glass, resin, lampwork and crescent beads, 18″ to 21″ extended


At 35 many years old I left the chilly winters of Chicago and moved to Phoenix, Arizona, then on to San Diego and Los Angeles and last but not least to San Francisco, California. I started an administrative organizational company to aid with the paper nightmare that several companies found themselves dealing with.


beaded necklace by Gail Johnson Mattheisen

“4060 Safari” round wood pendant with silver and African Dtone beads, 18″ to 20″ long


I had a marvelous chance to attain expertise in the technical earth in telecommunications in which I started out my very own consulting business to assist companies in paying for the massive (up to 3,000 phones) and compact (up to 25 telephones) telephone techniques. I remarried at 50 and commenced a mortgage loan credit rating reporting company with my new husband. Despite the fact that I experienced beads beads, and much more beads, I just did not have time to sit down and create.


beaded necklace by Gail Johnson Mattheisen

“5000 Excellent n Plenty” latex absolutely free loom rubber bands and resin balls, 18″ to 20″ extended


Soon after 60 moreover many years in the company planet as a small business proprietor and staff, I retired. I have used the past ten decades creating jewellery. The sky is the limit for my creative heart. There is no stop to the forms of materials I use, a couple of of which are rubber bands, wax cording, foam, wire and metal.


beaded necklace by Gail Johnson Mattheisen

“6001 Scarlet” crochet wire with unique beads, 16″ to 18″


Whimsy, colour and texture is a will have to when I produce.


beaded necklace by Gail Johnson Mattheisen

“4040 Sand Sea” electric copper clips with blue and brown beads, 20″ to 22″ extended


I at present do not have one particular individual design. My purpose is to find that one of a kind one-of-variety model that the audience acknowledges as Gail Johnson Jewelry. I am in my late seventies and laptop or computer literate, but it is however a obstacle to have an understanding of how to current market my perform on Fb, Pinterest, Instagram and the subsequent platform accessible to the entire world. I did style my individual web site. Not to toot my individual horn, but I am immensely proud that I acquired how to do this!


beaded necklace by Gail Johnson Mattheisen

“1511 Copper Gaze” copper and turquoise hanging pendant bars with glass, ceramic and lampwork beads, 16″ to 18″ extensive


I identified this wonderful statement which I put on the back again of my company card. I could not say this any greater about artists.


beaded necklace by Gail Johnson Mattheisen

“1703 Coronary heart Throb” black and white foam squares with beads, 18″ to 20″ prolonged


“When getting from an artist you are acquiring additional than just an object. You are getting hundreds of hrs of hard work and experimentation. You are buying days, months, and months of pure pleasure! You are not just buying a factor. You are buying a piece of a coronary heart, section of a soul, a minute of someone’s existence.”


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