shapes, and textures fascinate me. The land, sea, and sky of the Natural
World consistently inspire me. Every day new vistas present themselves
and quickly become additional palettes for future work.
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Bead weaving is the perfect medium for me to use my sense of color,
texture, and movement to express my creative ability. My work is detailed,
repetitive, and time-consuming. As I assemble and manipulate the various
styles of beads to create a unified work, I am immersed in an ongoing
magical process. Each piece of work is one of a kind, with its own
character that perhaps tells a story. I relish the freedom of starting
with a simple idea and the excitement of letting the beads dictate
the shape and form of the finished piece. I feel that beads speak
a symbolic language which connects the wearer and the observer. I
love creating jewelry that causes people to stop and stare, to reach
out, and touch.
I grew up in Santa Monica, CA, graduated from USC, and began my thirty-five
year career in the Elementary School classroom. Part of this career
was spent teaching in the Dept. of Defense schools overseas. During
my countless trips to Venice, Italy I became fascinated with beads
and their possibilities. Beading has become both my passion and my
obsession since retiring from the classroom six years ago, and continues
to open new doors for me at every turn. After discovering that I have
an innate sense of color and texture, the artist within first fluttered,
and then took wing. I've never looked back. Shifting my teaching skills
to beading has created an entirely new career that blends my love
for teaching, travel, and people. What could be better? I enjoy teaching
and sharing my work, exploring my creativity, and expressing myself
with my jewelry which connects me with others.
My work has been published in the 2001 A Bead Odyssey Calendar, Jane
Davis's A Beader's Reference, and the December 2005 issue of "Beadwork