Some of Amity Doolittle's earliest memories are playing with beads. Her parents are anthropologists, and while living in Borneo in the 1960s, they used trade beads as payment to the people they were working with. The leftover beads provided endless hours of fun as she and her sisters counted and sorted the beads. Amity still loves all the different textures, colors, shapes, and sizes of beads. Beading provides a wonderful escape from university teaching and is an activity she loves sharing with her two daughters, Eliza and Georgia.
Courtesy of Bead Star 2009 magazine by Interweave Press LLC.