The New England Bead Society

Jacki Katz

Jacki with Quilt



Polymer and Beading
Watercolor, FiberArts/Quilting

Artist Statement

Polymer creations showcase many exciting techniques; some developed for glass, fiber, or metal artists. Examples include: image canes, mokume gane, faux stone, bargello, woven/coiled/extruded clay, skinner blends, kaleidoscope canes, mica shift, scrapscape, Stropple canes plus enhancements with mica powders and alcohol inks. Each polymer piece is unique, varying the placement of cane slices, color blends and design features. Jacki’s artwork was chosen for the Lexington Open Studios 2015 postcard. She was the featured artist in the Minuteman article for LOS 2015. For examples of her work and schedule for workshops and shows, visit her web:


Jacki is a multimedia artist, designer, and teacher featuring her polymer jewelry, boxes, and 3-D artwork at LOS. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Massachusetts Amherst and taught elementary art in public schools. Jacki schedules student-driven private and semi-private polymer workshops in her home in Newton. Inspiration comes from her love of color and nature, exploration of polymer techniques, and her Hawaiian/Chinese roots. Jacki’s signature logo is a Chinese character that resembles her initials and means “eternity.”


LACS Polymer & Beading Guild

Beadesigner International NE Bead Society Board member

Lexington Open Studios


Check out our new event calendar...and our events! See the Bead Affaire Vendor list and watch as we continue to add bios for the Bead Affaire Vendors and our Members. There are gallery images associated with the bios. Enjoy!

PS Here is a coupon for the Bead Affaire, our annual Bead sale! See you Saturday, October 21, 2017.


Bead Affaire Coupon PDF

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Generally third Wednesday of the month 7 - 9 pm Feb-Jun., Sep-Nov.


PLEASE NOTE, we are now meeting at the Lexington Community Center at 39 Marrett Street, Lexington, MA 02421. Accessible via Lexpress and MBTA.


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It’s Our Anniversary!

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Beadesigner International 30th Anniversary 1986 to 2016
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