Into the Eye of the Flower Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2014 featuring Seed Beads Silver Medal Prize Winner Category: Bracelet
Summer's Day Dream Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2013 featuring Seed Beads Finalist Category: Necklace
Meet the Designer-Artist
Where do you live? Quakertown, Pennsylvania
What inspires you as a designer-artist? The play of light through the trees, fields of wild flowers, the colors of the different seasons throughout the year. I am very influenced by my environment.
Since I am a self-taught bead worker there has never been the restriction of right or wrong ways of doing things to limit my creative process, and I try to challenge myself by learning new techniques and trying new materials.
What medium do you work with mostly? Most of my work is done using seed beads with larger glass beads or gemstones for accents and focal stones.
Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making? I find working with beads both stimulating and relaxing, and find I can get lost for hours in a project.