Asheville artist Tamela Wells graduated with a degree in fine arts from the University of Tennessee. Since then, life has centered on an artistic career which earned her membership in the prestigious Southern Highland Craft Guild.
Recently, Tamela has turned her attention to the use of polymer clay, transforming this versatile material into her own, very distinctive, line of pebble, stone and rock jewelry. Consisting of individually hand-formed beads, her work has earned for her a reputation as a skilled craftsperson, noted for her use of colorful, distinctive patterns. Inspired by river rocks and stones from around the world, her pieces reflect her love affair with the art of blending colors of many hues and shades, the result being a collection of highly sought after bracelets, ear rings and necklaces, marked by their vibrant shades and delicate texture.