The Art of Beadweaving –

Navajo Wedding Basket Patttern


Taught by tribal women from 11 Western States, Jana has been beading since 2003.
She began by doing simple beaded medallions and  necklaces..



Her journey began to include the creation of miniature twined baskets.  The use of beads in their creation seemed natural and she began to add beads to each basket.  Some have fringe beads added to the top band, others are designed to have a bead-woven collar, and one a year is designed and developed to be totally covered in beads.

Beaded Collar Embroidery Thread Basket

Bead Banded Linen

Waxed Linen Basket covered in beads.

Circle of Friends Beaded Basket








Jana realized not everyone would enjoy a basket and she began to create bead weavings for a number of uses.  Woven pictures, woven bracelets and bead woven Christmas Ornaments round our her offerings.  She has done a number of custom ornaments for wedding and special occasions.

Bead Woven Tree


Off-loom Bead Weavings

Diamond Ornament







Jana has been a featured artist at the Bandon, OR library;

Bandon Library Display 2003


her work has been shown in the Bead Magazine, and she spent several summers teaching children how to twine in the summer State Park Programs in both Oregon and Utah .  She held basketry classess in Escalante from 2008 – 2011.




Some of her special order items are shown below.  Feel free to contact her through her Facebook page    While there click on Shop Now to see what’s currently available on their Etsy Page.

Bead Magazine 2003

Custom Bottle Necklace

Composite Cabochon Necklace

Utah Gemstone Jewelers

Maureen’s Bottle