My Approach to Design
Jayashree Paramesh was introduced to the world of beads through a bead embroidery class she took while a student at Parsons, The New School for Design, New York. She looks everywhere for inspiration and then creates from within. Her designs are more about her desire to bring out the unique beauty of the beads and the woman, rather than having a signature style. That being said, she is inspired by fine jewelry and loves to use some gold or silver in her pieces. Sparkly crystals and gemstones in jewel-tones are her favorites.
Her designs have been published in Perlen Poesie, Beadwork and Bead and Button. She has taught and continues to teach at various studios and stores across the USA, Bead and Button Shows and Bead Guilds. It is a very gratifying experience for her to share her designs with fellow bead artists. To see more of her work, please visit her Nchantme page on Facebook. Many kits and tutorials of her designs are available at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nchantme.
Jayashree will be speaking on how she approaches design in her pieces. She will discuss color, design, components and assembly. Her presentation will include the different aspects of apparel design such as cultural influences and education. Jayashree will discuss how she becomes inspired by art, architecture, media, magazines and her travels.