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Many of her spirit beads and frames include a bead or end piece from a rosary, or a piece of jewelry that belonged to a client or member of her own family. This lets Shaye celebrate the gift of their lives and her connections to them. "We all have an impact on those around us," she says. "The beads let me share with the world the positive gifts I receive from those who








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The theme of this series is "We all worship something" which is a way to embrace all of humanity, to celebrate our commonality as well as our diversity and freedom of spirit. Shaye's social work with victims of domestic violence and HIV and now with the elderly has highlighted life transitions as a normal part of this work -- dealing with end of life, end of relationships, new beginnings. Many of her spirit beads and frames include a bead or end piece from a rosary, or a piece of jewelry that belonged to a client or member of her own family. This lets Shaye celebrate the gift of their lives and her connections to them. "I believe that every time we connect with someone, we gain something from that encounter -- some shared wisdom, affection, or just a piece of their energy," she says. "The beads let me share with the world the positive gifts I receive from those who touch my life."



Shaye Starkey has spent most of her life in California. After nearly two decades in graphic design, she set art aside for a decade while pursuing a career in social work. She now embraces both passions, and brings the insights from her work to her art.

She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her wife, Frances, and a 10-year-old cat named Socks who is the most human and affectionate creature they have every known.

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