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A life-long Northwesterner, Johanna Lindsay fell in love with beads as a child and has been working professionally as a jewelry designer since 2004. Johanna believes in the power of adornment to help us navigate and control how the world perceives us.

She uses larger beads, creating sculptural forms and self-supporting structures rather than pixel-driven designs typical of seed bead weaving. Each piece is woven with a needle and sturdy, specialized thread and is composed from glass and a variety of other materials.

Her current work is designed to reinforce one’s sense of self, of being a presence that matters. Like vertebrae stacked tall, or wings stretched wide, movement, structure, and functionality are key elements.

She enjoys playing with color, bringing in elements inspired by nature, architecture, and the world around her, including seasonal flora. She misses seeing art lovers in-person and the magic seeing their faces light up when they spot the perfect piece. She loves inquiries via email or messenger for consultation about finding just the right item(s)!

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Mini earring "harvest" continues this fall! I'll be posting new minis on Tuesdays this fall. Some weeks there will be many; some weeks there will be just a few. Drop into the shop to see what's new!

Pendants are coming! The travel-free pace of 2020 has allowed me to work in some more complex pendants again. The first group will be released in October! Be sure to follow along on Instagram for updates on work in progress and a heads up on shop updates.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Northwest Arts Association Holiday Market (Virtual) November 23 - December 3, 2020 Shop for holiday gifts and more from the very best of the Northwest's arts community. Proceeds benefit the artists and also the NWAA, which works to support artists and sustain the arts as a vocation.

LOOKING AHEAD: 2021

We deeply appreciate the shows that have rolled over applications to 2021. It's immensely reassuring in this trying time to have some of our shows booked for next year. So far, this list includes our hometown favorite, West Seattle Summer Fest 2021, Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival, and Everett's Fresh Paint Festival. We are already looking forward to 2021!

RETAIL LOCATIONS

HEALING TREE www.seattlehealingtree.com - 3225 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

RED SKY GALLERY www.redskygalleries.com 17171 NE Bothell Way, Lk Forest Pk, Washington 98155

SFINGIDAY www.sfingiday.com

THE SHOP at SEATTLE REP (Closed for 2020 season.) www.seattlerep.org - 155 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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