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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 at a software company, jewelry artisan, volunteer, 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

I believe it is important that art tells a story, evokes an emotion, or connects to a memory. That philosophy carries over into my jewelry designs – each piece has a story to tell. The jewelry can take hundreds or thousands of tiny Japanese seed beads, each stitched individually or in a small groups, frequently with multiple thread passes through each bead. The quality of the beads and the unique nature of components and the finished pieces is very important.

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Awards and Accomplishments

  • 2022 "Merit Award, Fine Arts & Crafts", Festival in the Park, Charlotte NC
  • 2022 "Best in Show" Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival
  • 2017 "Best in Show, 3D" Chapel Hill FestiFall

  • 2019 Festival Juror, Cary Spring Daze

  • 2018 Event chair and coordinator for Lochemere community art festival

  • Published designer, magazine and book
  • Finalist in multiple international design competitions
  • President, Vice President, Triangle Bead Society
  • Bead instructor
  • Craft festival chair/organizer for an elementary school for 4 years, San Diego, CA

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