Golden Geisha 9-pocket purse - Silk & cotton, top-stitching, vintage buttons, shell & brass closure - 7" x 10.5"
My "ma su ke" fiberart accessories and jewelry are inspired by Asian art, textiles and the patterns of nature. While traveling in Europe, Asia, and throughout the Americas, the souvenirs I bring home are beautiful fabrics, fibers, vintage buttons, and odd bits that come together in my studio as unique adornments for the body and home. The finished products may represent finds from different countries and cultures, each having a history of its own and a memory of mine.
Mary is a member of the American Craft Council and is on the board of the Loudoun Arts Council. Her work is sold through the Gateway Gallery in Round Hill, the Loft gallery in Culpeper, at the November Catoctin Holiday Art Tour and Waterford's annual October Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit.
Japan Sampler 9-pocket purse - Silks & mixed fabrics, vintage knot & buttons closures - 7" x 10"
Bamboo Forest 2-pocket purse - Batik cotton & mixed fabrics, brass & wood closure - 5" x 7.5"
Bamboo Forest 2-pocket purse - Back
Night Garden Pendant Necklace - Mixed fabrics, brass, ceramic & blackstone embellishments - 2.5" long (focal)
Golden Autumn Pendant Necklace - Japanese cotton, top-stitching on brass base - 2" long (focal)
Malibu Sunset Pendant Necklace - Fiber- & wire-wrapped brass, various beads - 1.5" long (focal)
Sea Life Pendant Necklace - Mother of Pearl, silver & silver-lined glass beads, silver "seaweed" drape - 1.375" long
Fresh Garden Cuff Bracelet - Fiber-wrapped copper, glass & enamel embellishments - 1/2" wide
Santa Fe Earth & Sky Neckpiece - Loomwoven perle cotton on waxed linen warp, turquoise, silver, blackstone & bone beads - 5" wide
Good News Bird Pin - Mixed fibers & beads, gold paint - 3.25" x 2.75" (including feet)
Butterfly Envy Moth Pin - Mixed fibers & beads - 2.25" x 3"
Forest Treasures Pin - Mixed fibers, glass bead - 2" x 3.5" (including tassel)
Ripe Pumpkin Earrings - Sari silk, Mixed Fibers - 1.175" long
Kyoto Blue Earrings - Japanese cotton - 5/8" square
Obi Sash Earrings - Silk & mixed fibers on brass base - 1.5" long
Pepper Spice Pendant Necklace - Vintage buttons & carved carnelian - 2.25" long (focal)
The Fancy Sister Bracelet - Vintage glass button, glass beads, brass dangles - 7.25" long
Offering on tour: Jewelry and accessories. Demonstration of fiber art techniques. Refreshments.
Loudoun Valley Stop #25
Visit Mary Kenesson at Round Hill Arts Center
Round Hill Art Center is just beyond Round Hill on Route 7 West. We are located in the same building as the Hill High Marketplace. Traveling west, we are on the right.