Billie Jean Theide, 2014, USA

Germinate (red brooch)

I am comfortable working with a variety of materials and I select those that are best suited to a well-defined, well-researched idea. My creative work is derived from a passion for collecting, an interest in hybridization and diverse relation- ships, domesticity, craft, and the human propensity for excess and ornamentation.

Nickel silver, nylon