Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams


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Cynthia Toops
The Gang’s All Here

Brooch/Pendant. Broochh/Pendant. Polymer clay Micromosaic in a sterling silver bezel. Metal work by Nancy Bonnema.


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Evening Walk

Brooch/pedant. Polymer clay Micromosaic in a sterling silver bezel. Metal work by Nancy Bonnema.


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Flower Child

Brooch/Pendant. Polymer clay Micromosaic in a sterling silver bezel. Metal work by Nancy Bonnema.


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Flower Power

Scratchboard drawing.


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

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2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

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2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

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2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

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2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

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2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
M is for Mobilia

Two-sided necklace.
Cynthia Toops, Polymer clay mosaic inlay, sterling silver Dan Adams, Flame worked glass beads


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
M is for Mobilia

Two-sided necklace.
Cynthia Toops, Polymer clay mosaic inlay, sterling silver Dan Adams, Flame worked glass beads


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Samples

Neckpiece. Polymer clay, polymer clay micro mosaics, sterling silver, and blown glass beads.


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Kalaloch

Neckpiece. Wood, beach stones, bone, silver, brass, suede, waxed linen, cording


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Mermaid

Neckpiece. Polymer clay, glass, silver mosaic bezel (Nancy Bonnema), antique silver


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Mermaid

Neckpiece. Polymer clay, glass, silver mosaic bezel (Nancy Bonnema), antique silver


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Two If By Sea

Neckpiece. Polymer clay, beach stones, glass, bone, coral, shell, mother of pearl, silver, agate, carnelian, pearl, base metal chain


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Cynthia Toops
Driftwood

Brooch. Polymer clay, silver (Nancy Bonnema), wood, shell.


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Armed and Ready

Brooch. Polymer clay Micro Mosaic Brooch.


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Black & White

Neckpiece.Polymer clay carved beads, mosaic inlay, mokume gane (木目金), glass beads by Dan Adams, sterling silver bezels and clasps.


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Black & White

Neckpiece.Polymer clay carved beads, mosaic inlay, mokume gane (木目金), glass beads by Dan Adams, sterling silver bezels and clasps.


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Brooch. Polymer clay micromosaic brooch. Sterling silver bezel. (images include: Minotaur, man, magpie, mouse, moth, millefiore)


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Mesmerized

Brooch. Polymer clay micromosaic brooch. Sterling silver bezel.


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    Cynthia Toops
    The Gang's All Here

    Brooch/Pendant. Broochh/Pendant. Polymer clay Micromosaic in a sterling silver bezel. Metal work by Nancy Bonnema.

    2.5″ × 2.25″ × .25″

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    Evening Walk

    Brooch/pedant. Polymer clay Micromosaic in a sterling silver bezel. Metal work by Nancy Bonnema.

    2.25″ × 2″× .25″

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    Flower Child

    Brooch/Pendant. Polymer clay Micromosaic in a sterling silver bezel. Metal work by Nancy Bonnema.

    2.8″ × 2.3″× .25″

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    Flower Power

    Scratchboard drawing.

    approximately 3.5″ x 3.5″

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    Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
    Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

    2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure. Made for the exhibition "Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid"

    Glass bead necklace: 20″ long Mask: 8.5″ long (including chain) Piggy Bank: 9.5″ long (including chain) Zoom Social Distancing/Tape Measure: 9″ (including chain) Scrapbook: 9″ (including chain)

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    Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
    Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

    2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure. Made for the exhibition "Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid"

    Glass bead necklace: 20″ long Mask: 8.5″ long (including chain) Piggy Bank: 9.5″ long (including chain) Zoom Social Distancing/Tape Measure: 9″ (including chain) Scrapbook: 9″ (including chain)

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    Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
    Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

    Detail. 2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure. Made for the exhibition "Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid"

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    Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
    Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

    Detail. 2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure. Made for the exhibition "Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid"

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    Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
    Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

    Detail 2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure. Made for the exhibition "Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid"

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    Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
    Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

    Detail. 2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure. Made for the exhibition "Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid"

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    Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
    Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

    Detail. 2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure. Made for the exhibition "Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid"

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    Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
    M is for Mobilia

    Two-sided necklace. Cynthia Toops, Polymer clay mosaic inlay, sterling silver Dan Adams, Flame worked glass beads

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    Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
    M is for Mobilia

    Two-sided necklace. Cynthia Toops, Polymer clay mosaic inlay, sterling silver Dan Adams, Flame worked glass beads

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    Samples

    Neckpiece. Polymer clay, polymer clay micro mosaics, sterling silver, and blown glass beads.

    36” Long.

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    Kalaloch

    Neckpiece. Wood, beach stones, bone, silver, brass, suede, waxed linen, cording

    29 3/4″ Total length

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    Mermaid

    Neckpiece. Polymer clay, glass, silver mosaic bezel (Nancy Bonnema), antique silver

    24” Long

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    Mermaid

    Neckpiece. Polymer clay, glass, silver mosaic bezel (Nancy Bonnema), antique silver

    24" Long

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    Two If By Sea

    Neckpiece. Polymer clay, beach stones, glass, bone, coral, shell, mother of pearl, silver, agate, carnelian, pearl, base metal chain

    27" Long

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    Driftwood

    Brooch. Polymer clay, silver (Nancy Bonnema), wood, shell.

    1 1/4” x 1”

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    Armed and Ready

    Brooch. Polymer clay Micro Mosaic Brooch.

    1.35″ × 1.35″

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    Black & White

    Neckpiece.Polymer clay carved beads, mosaic inlay, mokume gane (木目金), glass beads by Dan Adams, sterling silver bezels and clasps.

    Length: 23” L , Largest bead: 1” diameter

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    Black & White

    Neckpiece.Polymer clay carved beads, mosaic inlay, mokume gane (木目金), glass beads by Dan Adams, sterling silver bezels and clasps.

    Length: 23” L , Largest bead: 1” diameter

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    Brooch. Polymer clay micromosaic brooch. Sterling silver bezel. (images include: Minotaur, man, magpie, mouse, moth, millefiore)

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    Mesmerized

    Brooch. Polymer clay micromosaic brooch. Sterling silver bezel.

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Cynthia Toops
The Gang’s All Here

Brooch/Pendant. Broochh/Pendant. Polymer clay Micromosaic in a sterling silver bezel. Metal work by Nancy Bonnema.


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Cynthia Toops
Evening Walk

Brooch/pedant. Polymer clay Micromosaic in a sterling silver bezel. Metal work by Nancy Bonnema.


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Cynthia Toops
Flower Child

Brooch/Pendant. Polymer clay Micromosaic in a sterling silver bezel. Metal work by Nancy Bonnema.


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Cynthia Toops
Flower Power

Scratchboard drawing.


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

Detail.

2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

Detail.

2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

Detail

2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

Detail.

2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Life Left Dangling Neckpiece

Detail.

2021. Neckpiece. With Four interchangeable hanging elements. Polymer clay micro mosaics, lamp worked glass beads, sterling silver, wood, steel paper, elastic, a metal strip, needle, thread, pin cushion, and tape measure.

Made for the exhibition “Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid”


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
M is for Mobilia

Two-sided necklace.
Cynthia Toops, Polymer clay mosaic inlay, sterling silver Dan Adams, Flame worked glass beads


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
M is for Mobilia

Two-sided necklace.
Cynthia Toops, Polymer clay mosaic inlay, sterling silver Dan Adams, Flame worked glass beads


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Samples

Neckpiece. Polymer clay, polymer clay micro mosaics, sterling silver, and blown glass beads.


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Kalaloch

Neckpiece. Wood, beach stones, bone, silver, brass, suede, waxed linen, cording


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Mermaid

Neckpiece. Polymer clay, glass, silver mosaic bezel (Nancy Bonnema), antique silver


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Mermaid

Neckpiece. Polymer clay, glass, silver mosaic bezel (Nancy Bonnema), antique silver


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Two If By Sea

Neckpiece. Polymer clay, beach stones, glass, bone, coral, shell, mother of pearl, silver, agate, carnelian, pearl, base metal chain


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Cynthia Toops
Driftwood

Brooch. Polymer clay, silver (Nancy Bonnema), wood, shell.


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Cynthia Toops
Armed and Ready

Brooch. Polymer clay Micro Mosaic Brooch.


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Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams
Black & White

Neckpiece.Polymer clay carved beads, mosaic inlay, mokume gane (木目金), glass beads by Dan Adams, sterling silver bezels and clasps.


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Black & White

Neckpiece.Polymer clay carved beads, mosaic inlay, mokume gane (木目金), glass beads by Dan Adams, sterling silver bezels and clasps.


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Cynthia Toops
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Brooch. Polymer clay micromosaic brooch. Sterling silver bezel. (images include: Minotaur, man, magpie, mouse, moth, millefiore)


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Cynthia Toops
Mesmerized

Brooch. Polymer clay micromosaic brooch. Sterling silver bezel.


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Cynthia Toops and Dan Adams have been collaborating since 1986, inspired by The History of Beads by Lois Dubin.  In 1990, after attending glass classes at Pratt Center in Seattle, Adams  specialized in fabricating glass beads while Toops focused on the potential of Polymer Clay.

Cynthia Toops received her BA in Biology from Drake University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1979. She studied Printmaking at the University of Washington in Seattle, graduating with a BFA in 1983. Throughout her career, Toops has experimented with many different techniques in polymer clay, from inlay and onlay to micromosaics. The versatility of the material allows Toops to borrow from ancient techniques resulting in works that combine both the modern and traditional.

Dan Adams works full time in a hospital laboratory and creates his wonderful glass beads at night and on weekends. Having received his BA in Anthropology in 1988 from the University of Washington in Seattle, Adams is intrigued with the history of glass and the use of beads throughout many of the world’s cultures. He was orginally inspired by Chinese Warring States beads but since he has incorporated tribal pattern, contemporary design, and natural history into his beads.

Museum Collections
Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum, Japan
Mingei International Museum, CA
Museum of Arts and Design, NY
Museum of Contemporary Craft, OR
Museum of Fine Art Boston, MA
Newark Museum of Art, NJ
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Racine Art Museum, WI
Tacoma Art Museum, WA

 

Toops and Adams have been exhibiting their work at Mobilia Gallery since 1995.