Simple Pleasures by Sharon Osmon

August 2018

New work by Sharon Osmon Opening Reception • Friday, August 3, 6-9 pm. Show Runs Through September 2, 2018

“Simple Pleasures”

A Collection of Hand-Beaded Jewelry by Sharon Osmon

Art First Gallery in historic downtown Fredericksburg is delighted to present the first solo show of Fredericksburg-area artist Sharon Osmon. “Simple Pleasures” is a dazzling ensemble of Osmon’s richly textured jewelry and beadwork. Osmon uses ​glass seed beads, Czech crystal, natural stone, pearls and metal to create original pieces ​based on historic and original patterns.

”​I started experimenting with trying to not follow any specific pattern or paradigm, but rather let the creativity and work flow freely from me,” says Osmon in describing her most recent process, “The result is that I made more organic and relaxing pieces that reflect my individuality and spirit.” 

Osmon studied fine arts at Northern Virginia Community College, but it wasn’t until she was out one day with her daughter who noticed a bead shop and pointed it out to her. “I was interested in making prayer beads and my curiosity overcame me and I decided to check it out,” Osmon says, “The minute I walked into the store, I was overwhelmed by all the color options and style choices and immediately fell in love with the medium and it changed my life!”