The purpose of this thesis is to explore the various qualities of nature through the concept of the bead. A series of beads has been created whose aesthetic elements enhance the essence of nature and the spirit of the individual. With these pieces I wanted to express my sensitivity and feelings about nature relating to seasons of the year and personal memories. It is my hope that this body of work will heighten an awareness of nature and arouse thought and curiosity about beads.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Jewelry making--Themes, motives; Beadwork--Themes, motives; Nature (Aesthetics); Jewelry--Saudi Arabia--Influence

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Department, Program, or Center

School for American Crafts (CIAS)


Urso, Leonard

Advisor/Committee Member

Stanitz, Mark

Advisor/Committee Member

Bujnowski, Donald


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