|Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live?
What inspires you as a designer-artist?
I am very inspired by nature. Whenever I have a beader's block and can't figure out what colors to combine or what to incorporate into my new designs I saddle up my horse and go for a ride. It never fails that traipsing through the hills amongst the wild flowers with the mountains in the background that I come home and have a new idea to try.
What medium do you work with mostly?
My medium is mainly beads but because I also make my own beads I also work with molten glass.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
What inspired this design?
I needed a way to show what could be done with one of my handmade mermaid beads and what better choice than a mermaid amongst seashells and seed bead fringe.
How did it come together?
This design was mostly planned in my head before I started it. It is a very complex looking piece that is relatively simple to make.
Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making?
I learned to string beads when I was 6 years old and have been doing so steadily ever since. I love detailed work and I suspect that has a lot to do with why I so enjoy seed beading.
Where and How do you sell your jewelry?
I sell my work in many ways including local and national retail bead stores, gift shops, Etsy, eBay and my website.
||What inspired you to donate your bead(s) to Circle of Hope?
It's a good cause.