About the Designer

I am an obsessive multi-tasker, and quite happy about it! My job hats include wife, mother of 4 great kids (and a couple fur-babies), full-time employee, jewelry artisan, volunteer, political party precinct officer, and mediocre housekeeper (something has to give!) I love to cook, read, bead, cross stitch/knit/crochet.  I have dabbled with lampwork and would do more if I had the time (hah!). And most importantly I love my family.

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About the Jewelry

My initial efforts were stringing and wire-work, but I found I needed more from the designs. I now focus on bead weaving and bead embroidery, utilizing a variety of techniques while incorporating gemstones, crystals, vintage and found items into my work Each piece can take hundreds or thousands of tiny Japanese seed beads, each of which are stitched on individually or in a small group, frequently with multiple thread passes through each bead. The quality of the beads and the unique nature of components are important to me when I create.  

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Accomplishments

  • Event chair and coordinator for a community art festival in 2018
  • Awarded Best in Show 3D at a juried festival in 2017
  • Design and instructions published in a compilation craft book
  • Finalist in multiple international design competitions
  • Designs published in magazines
  • Vice President and President of a local bead group
  • Bead instructor
  • Craft festival chair and organizer for an elementary school for 4 years

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