Michelle Behr

Adorned Antlers
elk and deer antlers, abalone, glass seed beads
[assorted sizes]
Beaded jewelry and sculptures

Media: Jewelry + Beads, Mixed-Media, Sculpture

Joy Street Studios
86 Joy Street

MAP # 94
Also Open Friday Night 6-9pm

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Artist Statement

Michelle has been working with seniors and people living with dementia for over 20 years. She has a Master of Arts in Expressive Therapies and wrote her thesis on "Beadwork as a Therapeutic Intervention: Stringing the Pieces Together" at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA in 1997. Recently Michelle earned a CTRS, and is now a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist as well as a CDP, Certified Dementia Practitioner. Michelle has been making beaded jewelry & wearable art since 1983 and beaded sculptures since 1996. Michelle has taught jewelry making and lectured on the history of beads since 1994. She has created her own techniques for weaving with beads to create new and interesting ways to weave and wear this versatile medium.