I recently attended a Braiding Conference in Iga City, Japan where my study was with masters of the kumihimo art and jewelry. Iga City is the city of kumihimo and Ninjas. The photo in the background, Iga City castle, is a museum of art and culture. Samurai armor where the braiding of the masters is still preserved and exhibited here. I have returned to my business in Tucson, Arizona, inspired and looking to step up my braided and beaded jewelry.
Emily, Vail Realty
Vikki has an incredible talent for making wearable art. She sources and creates exquisite focal pieces and then uses fibers, textiles, and beading, braiding, and weaving techniques to complete them. She constantly hones her craft to produce gorgeous jewelry and accessories that are wearable, accessible, yet lovely and unique, and are sure to make a statement.
For the past three years, Vikki’s jewelry has been my “go-to” Christmas present for the four women for whom I buy gifts. The work is beautiful. The items are one of a kind - you won’t see you piece on anyone else.
Vikki takes the time to give information about each piece on her tag. It may be information about the stone, the braiding or the beads used in that unique piece.
Vikki is very talented and performs the intricate work of Japanese braiding with perfection.
I look forward to seeing her work again this Fall when I start the hunt for individual gifts.