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Sam Hemming

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Artwork for Sam Hemming

Amber and Lapis Lazuli earrings

Antique buttons w/ Amazonite


01684 572780
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Bead weaving using needles and strong nylon beading thread, glass seed beads, semi-precious gemstone beads/ gemstone cabochons and vintage glass buttons .
Creating unique, colourful and unusual earrings ( large and small), necklaces, bracelets and brooches with a vintage / eclectic style . Jewellery made for everyday use and special occasions.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being able to express my love of colour, and the glass and gemstone beads to my best ability.
Love to delight my customers with one-off pieces of jewellery that suit them personally, feel delicate to handle and are finished to a high standard.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Beadworker/ Beadwork

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

Some one to one teaching

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Initial workshop with Sarah Klopping US beadworker based in Maui
Self taught Beadwork techniques
Silver- smithing Beginners and Intermediate Hereford Art College and Malvern Adult Education College

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Worcestershire Guild shows - Spring Garden & Autumn RHS Shows, Three Counties Showground, Malvern. Three Choirs Festivals
The Fold Craft Fairs, Bransford, Worcs
'Sparkle' , Landmark Arts Centre Fair, Teddington, London
Blue Magpie, Elmslie House, Malvern
Hay Castle Xmas Crafts, Hay-on-Wye
h-Art, Brockhampton, Herefordshire
Take4 Gallery, Ledbury, Herefordshire

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Hunky Dorey Boutique, Abbey Steps, Great Malvern, Worcestershire
Take4 Co-operative Gallery, 30, The Homend, Ledbury, Herefordshire

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