Beaded and Strung Jewelry
Creativity in some form has always been a part of Carol’s life. Her first experience with beading began at eight when a bad case of bronchitis kept her bedridden. To stay occupied, she was given a small beading loom. Little did she realize then that creating beaded jewelry would ultimately be her passion.
Although Carol finds all types of beading enjoyable, “freeform” is her favorite. “I don’t like to make the same thing twice so the abstract style of beading is very appealing. It gets my creative juices flowing as I sort through the infinite variety of beads and their colors, finishes and sizes. Deciding where to take the work next – or let it take me – is the fun part.” It seems each piece is random but colors and bead placement are always kept in mind.
Carol also likes the crisp clean lines of geometric beading, the total opposite of freeform. “I enjoy the preciseness of it. Every bead has to be in its correct place to create the desired form.”
Raised in Oak Ridge, TN, Carol lived in the Washington, DC area where she and her late husband were owners of a corporate art consulting and framing business. She moved to Chattanooga in July 2012 where she now resides with her two rescue dogs and an occasional foster dog.
Carol Ott’s Work
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