Thursday, September 11, 2008

Meet Sera Pinwill (FabulousFrippery)

Bead Art Originals welcomes Sera Pinwill! Sera's Etsy shop is called FabulousFrippery, and within it you will find... frippery! Fabulous frippery!!

Sera describes herself as a Frippist, and she creates primarily wearable art, but she also creates also other art pieces using beadweaving/embroidery, polymer, air dry and metal clays. She also describes herself as unconventional, tactile, flamboyant, generous, a wordsmith, a mixed-media artist, regal, a Leo, and as someone who strives for purrfection. Whew!

Sera has lived in Sydney, Australia for the past seven years and says she finds that city life can leave her feeling jaded. Her art is an attempt to recapture the beauty and magick of life.

An artist/teacher in the making of fabulous frippery, she makes and uses beads in the production of one-of-a-kind wearable artworks. Sera uses the best quality materials she can possibly afford, believing that her creations deserve it.

Sera teaches at the Eclectic Studio with her friend Roz Eberhard. Together they try to instill a passion for creativity in their students, using contemporaty materials and traditional techniques.

Sera's web presence is somewhat limited, in that she doesn't have a personal website, a blog, or a flickr account; but you can see some of her work in the Eclectic Studio gallery and even more of it in her Etsy shop:


Carol Dean September 11, 2008 at 12:28 PM  

FabulousFrippery was one of my first "hearts" on etsy. I had never seen such wonderful beadwork before! To use a phrase that will date me, "her work blows my mind."

Melody September 11, 2008 at 3:48 PM  

Lovely, wondrous work! I've long admired FabulousFrippery and am excited to read more about the artist behind the shop!

Smadar's Treasure September 11, 2008 at 4:32 PM  

Fantastic work! I love Sara's colorful work of art and I'm amazed how she combines the materials so beautifuly. Nice to meet you, Sara :)


thebeadedlily September 12, 2008 at 8:22 AM  

I love that bead embroidery that Sera does. I know that takes skill, a good eye and massive amounts of patience. Glad to be in a group with her:)

MAKUstudio September 13, 2008 at 12:41 AM  

So nice to meet you Sera! I am in awe of the pieces of art that you create!

Swanee September 16, 2008 at 8:22 AM  

Sera, your bead embroidered collars are fantastic! One can only imagine the many many hours you devoted to creating these masterpieces!