Perfect Fit for Niche

Lindly Haunani, Rainbow Lei, 2008, 22″ long

Lindly Haunani’s Rainbow Lei Necklace has been selected as a finalist for the 2009 Niche Awards. Lindly writes about her new work:

“This new series of work, that evolved last spring, is an instance of returning to revisit an idea that I have worked with several times. I have always been fascinated with interlocking bead shapes, particularly those that when strung together are evocative of Hawaiian flower leis. By keeping each individual bead very simple while graphically strong, I am attempting to shift the viewer’s focus to the overall flow of the piece.”


Petal Earrings, 2008, 2 1/2″ long
These earrings will also vie for a 2009 Niche award in the Fashion Jewelry category.

Elise Winters is an art jewelry designer who has worked for the last ten years to promote polymer clay as a recognized medium for fine craft. Additional information can be found on the Mission page. You can see examples of her award-winning jewelry and learn more about her background at www.elisewinters.com Rachel Carren is an art historian and an artist who is devoted to recording polymer history, promoting polymer as a valued medium for fine craft and to the making of distinctive polymer jewelry. To learn more about her background and her unusual blend of skills see: www.rachelcarren.com