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Artist Bio

My name is Cece Cormier and I’ve always loved color. Took a few art classes in school and have spent hours messing around with different materials, but basically, I am a self taught artist and bead maker. Hot glass, metals and fiber are my current favorites. I also dabble at illustration and enjoy art journaling.

My jewelry pieces incorporate both traditional and non-traditional materials and designs. Many of my pieces are one of a kind, non-mass produced items. The price of my work is a reflection of the quality of workmanship and care that are given to each piece. You can only find my work exclusively at Cactus Joe’s Gift Shop.

The name of my website is a combination of my two favorite activities, making lampwork beads and teaching hatha yoga. I’m a firm believer that yoga and or, meditation will improve your life no matter what.

Enjoy poking around my gallery and website. If you ever find yourself in the Las Vegas, Nevada area stop in at Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery and say hello. When I’m not creating something or teaching yoga, I’m working in the dirt and puttering around the nursery. Happy growing.



10 Responses to Artist Bio

  1. Doreen

    Hello:

    I have been following your blog for a while now. I think your macrame is so beautiful! Do you have any recommendations for someone who would like to learn how to make macrame jewelry? I especially like the macrame around the cabochons. I have a few books on micro macrame, but there is nothing about doing it around a cab. I haven’t made anything yet. Anyway, your work is lovely! I always look forward to seeing what you will make next!

    Thank you.
    Doreen Willey

    • admin

      Greetings. Thanks for visiting and thanks for the comments. Several of the best books on the market for micro macrame are by Joan Babcock, Annika deGroot and Helen Bress. Also, on the web for supplies and cab information; Marion at Jewels in Fiber. Macrame around a cab is a bit challenging. I combine both wire wrap and macrame techniques for bezeling around a cab. Lots of practice with double half hitch knots. Also, your beads are beautiful. Good luck.
      Happy knotting.
      Cece

  2. Doreen

    Thank you for the information, Cece! I just ordered a book by Annika deGroot. I will take a look at the others you mentioned. Also, thank you for your complement about my beads. I am taking a break from polymer clay right now. It gets difficult to work with when the weather warms up too much. I thought I’d go in another direction…your macrame really caught my eye, so I decided to see if I could do it. I made several plant hangers in the 70’s, so maybe it will all come back to me pretty quickly! I can only hope! Thanks again!

  3. susan c whelan

    Just discovered your blog thanks to Erin at Treasures Found. Do you have a way to subscribe? If so, I haven’t figured it out yet!! Love your micro-macrame and I’m not even a fan of macrame – weird. Thank you.
    Sue

    • admin

      Hi Sue. Glad you stopped by. I just added a subscribe button to the blog. Hope it works for you.

  4. Maxine ingham

    Hi I am glass artist in Henderson and have been lampworking since 1968. In addition I’m INto beads ,fusing, silver and multimedia I would love to find other artists to get together with.

    • admin

      Hi. Thanks for stopping by the blog. What type of glass and torch do you use? Not too many lampworkers in Las Vegas are there?

  5. Roberta

    Ah Lesley. I live in Boston (Brookline to be exact. Just across the river from Cambridge)

    Nice to meet you. Lovely work.

    • admin

      Thank you Roberta. The east coast was one of my stop-overs for 13 years. I miss the ocean and of course the local food!

  6. Symone

    Hi Cece! How are you? I came across your site while doing a search for owls. Your beaded micro-macrame owl necklace is absolutely stunning! Wow. I want to learn how to do the beading, macrame and glass work. I have wanted to learn it for a long time and I must say you have really inspired me to get my rear end in gear! Lol I see you mentioned some books in another one of your posts. I will make sure to check them out – thank you for posting them. If you were to sell this piece (would you? Or would you make another one to sell?) how much would you charge?

    Keep up the amazing work! You’re doing a great job!

    Symone

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