Sam Norgard’s beaded pieces are works of art.
Mrs. Nicholson Home inspired Sam to deepen her investigation into vintage materials and techniques. The work that is created for MNH is made with an eclectic spirit. Pieces are found on travels as far as Hong Kong and Thailand and as close as the French Shore in Nova Scotia.
Buttons are vintage, often reclaimed, inspected, fine tuned and repurposed. Beads are vintage and new: all glass, a mix of 24K gold, Czech glass beads, Japanese Delicas and beads that were hand picked by Sam in markets in Hong Kong and Thailand. Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls are also incorporated.
Wrap bracelets use quality leather combined with beads in a weaving technique. Poodles are a special series incorporating Sam’s love of dogs with bead embroidery.
Earrings use off-loom bead weaving techniques. Cone forms use 24K gold Miyuki Delicas combined with Czech glass.