Isaacs Art Center

Nancy Shepard-Moseley

Shepards Beads is Nancy Shepard Moseley & Lisa Shepard Widell – a mother-daughter team living on the island of Maui. The duo has used their artistic talents to create uniquely beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces. Nancy and Lisa began Shepards Beads in 1989, creating handmade polymer clay beaded jewelry.

Over the last 20 years they have evolved. Nancy continues to work with polymer clay, designing intricate kaleidoscopic patterns that she then uses in a variety of ways. Her favorite creation is her Hawaiian Collection of aloha shirts and muu’muus. These little sculptures brought about enlarging the patterns, actually making material and producing lovely scarves and sarongs.