Patty Elzinga

Artwork

Amber Glass/Blue Glass Bead bracelet

Patty Elzinga

Amber Glass/Blue Glass Bead bracelet

beaded embroidery bracelet

$250.00

Big Kahuna Necklace

Patty Elzinga

Big Kahuna Necklace

Beaded Embroidery Necklace

$500.00

Black Cord Necklace with Shell

Patty Elzinga

Black Cord Necklace with Shell

Beaded Embroidery Necklace

$200.00

Palms

Patty Elzinga

Palms

Beaded Embroidery Necklace

$450.00

Shell Bracelet

Patty Elzinga

Shell Bracelet

beaded embroidery bracelet

$250.00

Aqua Marine Crystal Bracelet

Patty Elzinga

Aqua Marine Crystal Bracelet

beaded embroidery bracelet

$250.00

Birch Bark bracelet with Ivory Turtles

Patty Elzinga

Birch Bark bracelet with Ivory Turtles

beaded embroidery bracelet

$250.00

Green Fungus and Shell Necklace

Patty Elzinga

Green Fungus and Shell Necklace

Beaded Embroidery Necklace

$300.00

Purple Crystal bracelet

Patty Elzinga

Purple Crystal bracelet

beaded embroidery bracelet

$250.00

Turquoise Bracelet

Patty Elzinga

Turquoise Bracelet

beaded embroidery bracelet

$300.00

Aqua Seashell (Mermaid) bracelet

Patty Elzinga

Aqua Seashell (Mermaid) bracelet

Beaded Embroidery bracelet

$300.00

Black Bag with Black Stone Beading and White Shells

Patty Elzinga

Black Bag with Black Stone Beading and White Shells

Beaded Embroidery Purse

$450.00

Key West

Patty Elzinga

Key West

Beaded Embroidery Necklace

$125.00

Ribbon & String Necklace with Nautilus Fossil

Patty Elzinga

Ribbon & String Necklace with Nautilus Fossil

Beaded Embroidery Necklace

$200.00

Turquoise Stone Necklace

Patty Elzinga

Turquoise Stone Necklace

Beaded Embroidery Necklace

$500.00

Bear Bracelet

Patty Elzinga

Bear Bracelet

beaded embroidery bracelet

$300.00

Black Cord Necklace with Face

Patty Elzinga

Black Cord Necklace with Face

Beaded Embroidery Necklace

$200.00

Ochre Leather Bag with Feathers, Fungus and Starfish

Patty Elzinga

Ochre Leather Bag with Feathers, Fungus and Starfish

Beaded Embroidery Purse

$450.00

Round Birch and Petoskey Purse

Patty Elzinga

Round Birch and Petoskey Purse

Beaded Embroidery Purse

$500.00

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Patty Elzinga
Art wasn’t just an interest; it was her sanity. While recovering from lung cancer and restricted to a chair without the strength to move around, Patty found art to be her newfound love and refuge. She began to bead while in the hospital, first a bracelet and then a purse. While wintering in Florida, Patty spent a lot of time in Venice, a wonderful city by the sea. She would walk the beach and collect shells. It was here that she found joy in the art of nature and shells became an integral part of her art. She loves taking God’s gift from the sea and creating beautiful statement pieces. Her life is full in many ways and she feels great when she does everything that her body will allow her to do. If she is not feeling well or doesn’t have the energy to get up, she always has a bag of supplies to get right into one of her beaded creations. On her return to Michigan, she would walk the woods and find bark, acorn, and fungus that inspired her earth collection. Today her objects have diversified, but remain largely nature based. Each piece is one of a kind and spans from bracelets and necklaces to purses. Finding that people loved her work, sometimes even selling jewelry right off her body, has left her awestruck. She has learned that her mother’s old saying is true, “when one door closes, another opens.” Now she gives her gifts to you, and your piece will always be one of a kind and just for you.
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