Pat Tulip


Just in! Stunning hand-felted brooches with vintage lamp-work glass beads and hand-sewn seed pearls by Pat Tulip.

Just perfect! Hand-felted clutch purse with whiskey faceted quartz teardrop stones, hand-sewn seed pearls, and felted flowers by Pat Tulip. Truly, one-of-a-kind.

But, wait! There’s more! Pat Tulip’s “Garden Series” of hand-wired precious gemstone earrings with a copper french-clip back.

Left to right: Carnelian gems, citron gems, topaz gems, amber gems, amethyst gems, and citron gems with peridot leaves and vintage seed pearls. 

In her own words: “I cannot believe I completed this,”  says N.W. jewelry designer Pat Tulip.

Hand-cut abalone shell pendant with cultured pearls, hand-wired in gold, hand-carved shell leaves, and laser-cut shells, with selected graduated pearl potatoes necklace. Surely, one-of-a-kind.

 

Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around, Where waving woods and waters wild do hymn an autumn sound. The summer sun is faint on them— The summer flowers depart— Sit still—  Except your musing heart.”  Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Pat Tulip is a signature textile and jewelry artist for the Fairweather Galler. Shed recently opened up her garden and home for the 2022 Fall C.B. Garden and Cottage Tour, a favorite local fundraiser.

 

Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around, Where waving woods and waters wild do hymn an autumn sound. The summer sun is faint on them— The summer flowers depart— Sit still—  Except your musing heart.”  Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Please read more about our Seaside Gallery, our commitment to N.W. artists, and our products made by N.W. artists.

Fall by the Sea vintage fabric pumpkins by Pat Tulip

Handmade velvet and vintage fabric plush pumpkins with natural gourd stems.

Unusual tri-color glass pumpkins in earthy tones.
Peachy book fold art.

But, wait!  There is more.

Mouth blown glass pumpkins, hand-made birds by Sandy Visse and coral branch necklaces by Pat Tulip.  

Made by NW Hands ™.

Peachy-Pink is a beautiful color, because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawns.”  

Please read more about our Seaside gallery, our commitment to N.W. artists, and our products made by N.W. artists.

“The Balance”
Acrylic on wood cradle
24×18
MARGA
 

With each coat of paint, whether watercolors, gouache, acrylics, or oil comes depth and motion…it’s exciting and satisfying to see my work evolve from one layer to the next. I love using odd tools to paint with….for instance, Some images in my whimsy collection are painted with a toothpick (I couldn’t find a small enough pallet knife) MARGA

Frankenbunny’s Tea Party (ants included)
Oil on wood board
11×14
MARGA
 

Frank N. Bunny’s trying to escape the ants by balancing his tea cake on his head. His tea party is not going as planned. And the ants keep coming.”  Marga

My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it repeatedly, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt. I love the movement of things… whether it’s the hair or feather on a bird’s head or the drooping of a flower’s leaf…I want to make my painting live and breathe. I read Bedtime Stories in Marga’s World for eight delightful years on KMUN radio. I wrote my own children’s story. This was stimulating and a great way to fuel my imagination for my art. MARGA

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

September 3 through September 25

 

 BALANCING ACT, an exhibition highlighting the symmetry found in contemporary and traditional art.

Features watercolorist Paul Brent,  ceramic artist Sandy Visse, mural artist Toni Avery, en Plein air artist Melissa Jander, whimsical artist Marga Stanley, contemporary artist Diane Copenhaver, mixed media artist Jan Rimerman, fine jewelry maker Jim Hayes, and craft maker Pat Tulip. 

Please read more about our Seaside gallery, our commitment to N.W. artists, and our products made by N.W. artists.

Handmade quilted hearts filled with fragrant lavender using vintage fabric with a unique pocket-sized addition for an individual love note, poem, or a surprise!

Since the textile heart pouf is made by Pat Tulip, a unique Made by NW Hands ™ textile artist, sizes may vary between 6″ to 8″. On display now at Fairweather’s.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, February 14. $30 each.

Signature Pat Tulip jewelry bracelets and pins featuring seed pearls, authentic shells, and specialized gemstones craftsmanship.

Each shell is backed with ultra suede, which allows the jewelry artist to sew each seed bead onto the suede.  “Pat Tulip selects pearls and gemstones to encrust each shell, making a truly unique and one-of-a-kind piece.”

Designing with shimmering, translucent, tiny seed pearls requires precision and a careful eye, mainly if the pearl is to be individually drilled, sewn, and strung to selected shells.

Highlighting an individual shell found in a heart pattern and accented as only Pat Tulip, a vintage beaded jewelry designer, can do in a bracelet.

Q: What are seed pearls, you ask?

A: Seed pearls are very small; less than a one-quarter grain in weight, smaller than 2mm in size, and off-round in shape. Historically they occurred naturally and were used as a decorative border, as tiny accents in small patterns, or in larger clusters woven together to make up an entire piece of jewelry.

A seed pearl is a small natural pearl, formed in either a saltwater oyster or freshwater mussel.

Pat Tulip, NW vintage beaded jewelry designer, textile artist, and grower of David Austin heirloom tree roses.
About the artist:
 
Pat Tulip started her path to jewelry making and design while recovering from breast cancer some 22 years ago.  She started making her garden bracelets with vintage flower beads and leaves, hand sewing each bead on a cotton cord and using a vintage button for her clasp.  She did this for a period of five years during which time she displayed her works in several galleries in the Seattle area and also did a trunk show in Charleston, SC.
 
Throughout the years Pat immersed herself in jewelry making, taking many classes offered by local bead shops.  She learned to work with sterling silver wire as well as many other jewelry making techniques.
 
In her early years of jewelry making Pat was called upon to teach her designs at a local bead shop in the Seattle area.
 
Pat has done one-of-a-kind commission pieces recreating vintage pieces such as cameos for many of her clients.
 
Pat retired from Government service in 2020 after 53 years and moved to Cannon Beach with her husband where they built their cottage by the sea and just recently completed her “She Shed” where she can have a  place to create.
 
Since moving to the coast Pat has continued her journey in jewelry making by incorporating shells, with seed beads and gemstones into her designs.  She has taken her love of the ocean and it’s bounty to the next level by creating her shell embellished bracelets and pins. 
 

Fairweather Gallery

612 Broadway

Located in the Historic Gilbert District

Seaside, Oregon

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

Thank you for shopping handmade, local, and supporting working artists.

In gratitude to Bonnie for Pat Tulip’s referral to the gallery and to Linde Fenton-Mendenhall for the images.