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Amee K. Sweet-McNamara

Amee K. Sweet-McNamara Ask Amee K. Sweet-McNamara why her fine-art jewelry business is called “Amee Runs with Scissors,’’ and she usually just laughs and says, “Because it sounds a whole lot sexier than ‘Amee Eats Paste.’”

Working out of her southern New Hampshire home, Sweet-McNamara makes one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable-art textile-jewelry using a technique — called Soutache and Bead Embroidery — that involves hand-stitching yards and yards of soutache braid and hundreds of tiny beads. She takes her inspiration from all things color-saturated. Mucha posters, Venetian glass, Renaissance paintings and Bollywood dance-costumes have all influenced her creations.

As a professional instructor, Sweet-McNamara motivates and encourages women in their creative journey while within her business, she puts a priority on employing and mentoring younger women who wish to make a professional artistic future for themselves.

Sweet-McNamara writes books, contributes to craft magazines, sells her work through galleries and craft-shows, teaches both private and group classes at venues across the country, and is a proud member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.

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