Enumclaw's Samantha Rheinford is a jewelry artist with a different spirit.
"Beadwork is my vessel into the netherworld of creation.
I love controlling the tiny beads and manipulating them into a marriage with an unconventional item," says Samantha
"Wearable art is my mantra," says Samantha
"The pieces I create are expressions of my raw emotions; from oozing with sickening giddiness, to slick and sleek with peril, I bring that into my art by using organic materials entwined with hard, manmade glass beads.
The undulating repetition of weaving beads or threads frees my mind allowing me to experience and express my emotions on a higher level."
Samantha's Art - A Taste of Eternity
forages the forests for nature's elements to embellish her art and doing so fulfills an artists truest calling, according to Paul Cezanne.
In the manner that Samantha
incorporates nature in her
work that taste of eternity occurs.
was inspired by her
mother, who is a bead-weaver.
is self-taught, with many books, periodicals, and other artists to help her
along the way.
came to Enumclaw in July 2010, she
husband and two young children.
"I immediately knew this town is where I would live, where I will stay, so I opened my studio, Etsat, at my home on Porter Street."
Samantha is an exhibiting artist at Arts Alive!
Center For The Arts, has recently taken upon herself the duties as Gallery Manager there and a she has been member of the Arts Commission for the City of Enumclaw since January 2012.
Currently she serves as chair of the commission.
has a heart for service.
As an advocate for the arts, Samantha holds strong beliefs.
The Business of Art
believes the Arts community holds together the emotional being of a town.
"When economic times are high, the arts community celebrates their hometown, when the economy is low, the arts community still celebrates their hometown, their heritage, their roots, their ideals," she