Sadarryle Rhone and her husband, Ken, reside in Wake Forest, NC. Both are self-taught artists who love the creative process of designing and making jewelry. Sadarryle’s current work highlights recycled paper beads that she makes herself. After multiple experiments, she has adopted her own techniques for paper bead making that allows her to create beads that are hard, durable, and water resistant. The “Paper Gems” line of jewelry and beaded accessories includes jewelry, ink pens, bracelet helpers, purse hooks, and key chains. Earlier in Sadarryle’s journey, she discovered fair trade beads from parts of Africa and the Philippines, and she developed a passion for supporting the economic growth and development efforts of other artists on a global level. The “My Sister’s Keeper” line of jewelry is inspired by Sadarryle’s appreciation of the beauty of artistic elements from various parts of the world and commitment to supporting other artists when possible. While Ken sometimes collaborates with Sadarryle on joint projects, his body of work, “Clay Nation by Ken,” primarily features polymer clay beads. Ken’s techniques vary, but currently include the Skinner blend, marbling, caning, and impressions. In addition, some of his beads incorporate faux painting techniques, silk screening, and appliqué work.