I am exploring the possibilities of bead-weaving, combining the different bead finishes that reflect, absorb or transmit light. I work with the dynamics of colour and shape, and the harmony and rhythm of pattern. Colour, design and pattern should be acknowledged in their own right, without the need for any symbolic value. My aim is to combine contemporary design with the language of ornament that has developed over centuries. Recently, I have drawn inspiration from the geometric shape and juxtaposition of colour used during the Art Deco period, which itself drew upon many diverse cultural influences.