Frances Johanson

Mixed Media / Pineville, LA

Artist Statement

My primary interest is in seed bead techniques combined in non traditional ways with gemstones, dichroic glass and pearls. I also work with silver and gold wire wrapping for rings and other jewelry art pieces.


Jewelry making started as a hobby to fill the need to create art outside of my “day job” in graphic design and advertising. Although I was primarily a painter, there was never space to work. I started making jewelry for fun; it has evolved over the years into a creative outlet that is a continuous learning journey. In the last few years I have become more involved in regional art markets, and though it's a lot of work, I enjoy meeting the customers and buying unique pieces from fellow craftsmen to use in my work.