I come from an art family. My cousin Iris was a commercial artist. She got me started when I was 7. I was always interested in anything creative and asked the adults around me about art. I strengthen my drawing skills by copping comics,(Brenda Starr was one of the comics I drew.). Then I looked at Turner,the Impressionist,Klimt and a lot of other artist. I learned bead weaving when I was about 13 in Gallup NM. I did something different then the other kids,so my teachers had me come after school and taught me how to make my own loom. My degree is a B.F.A. in painting from the Univ. of Kan. I took some metal working classes from Johnson County Community College. I love learning new techniques and like to see what I can do with a technique I know well. I take pride in making beautiful,comfortable, and strong.
Everything is handmade. I use glass seed beads,crystals,lamp-work and dicroic beads,enamels,sterling and fine silver,gold or silver plated wire,gold filled wire. I create my own patterns and I sell those also. I sometimes use a beading loom,torch,or kiln. I also knit and crochet. The techniques I use are:peyote st.,Cheyenne stitch,ladder stitch,straight stitch,twisted cord and a lot more. I like to use good materials to create strong,comfortable,beautiful and unique items.
Average Production Time for Custom Orders: 3 days
Custom Order Options: You can get any size you need. You can also pick out a different clasp or findings. If you have allergies you can pick the metal content or I can create a glass clasp.