The Art of Beadweaving –

Navajo Wedding Basket Patttern

Taught by tribal women from 11 Western States, I’ve been beading since 2003.  I began by doing simple beaded medallions and  necklaces.

Necklaces

My journey began to include the creation of miniature twined baskets.  The use of beads in their creation seemed natural and I 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 once a year I design and produce one totally covered in beads.

I realized not everyone would enjoy a basket and I began to create bead weavings for a number of uses.  Woven pictures, woven bracelets and bead woven Christmas Ornaments round out my offerings.  I have done a number of custom ornaments for wedding and special occasions.

Bead Weaving

I’m currently a member of the Sagebrush Fiber Arts Guild here in Cedar City, Utah.  I’ve taught one class in basketry and have plans for more in the Spring of 2020.

I have been a featured artist at the Bandon, OR library;

Bandon Library Display 2003

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