Hanging Baubles Earrings
Michele Kleiman is a native New Yorker, coming of age in gritty lower Manhattan. Since then, she has lived in Philadelphia and Boston, before exchanging city bustle for the beautiful and scenic lower Connecticut river Valley 30 years ago.
Michele has always loved tactile forms of art expression- including ceramics, woodworking, metalworking, collage, and bead work. Kleiman has been beading with increasing fervor over the past 15 years- attending classes, workshops, and retreats. she most enjoys utilizing various found, natural and interesting components to her bead weaving and bead embroidery creations.
Over the years Michele has explored music, playing piano and guitar as well as varied dance forms. She shared these enjoyments with her brother who has autism and now lives in a group home. He is an abstract painter who has exhibited his work. Michele’s close relationship with him has led her to pursue a 30-year career in healthcare, working with children that have developmental and behavioral disabilities. Michele is the proud owner of two wonderful rescue dogs.
Kleiman’s jewelry is exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut, and the BSK Gallery. Kleiman is a member of Connecticut River Valley Artisans.