080113 Amee Sweet McNamara Exhibit at Crafts League Shop (131 w/2 col Necklace)

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Retail Gallery is hosting a collection of work by August's featured artist Amee Sweet-McNamara,  a profusion of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and pendants.

Sweet-McNamara of Amee Runs with Scissors has provided an exclusive offering of her Soutache & Bead Embroidery jewelry. In a collection worthy of Anu, the Celtic Goddess of Plenty, Amee mixes metallic copper, sparkling stones and rich jewel tones evocative of the bounty of the harvest season.

Amee refers to her particular technique as "Soutache & Bead Embroidery." Soutache is fabric braid most commonly used in military decorations but also as a decorative trim on clothes. Amee uses a variety of beads including glass, metal, Swarovski crystal, shell, stone, pearl and - occasionally vintage plastic and buttons.


Necklace created by Amee Sweet-McNamara. (Courtesy photo)