The Art of Beadweaving –
Taught by tribal women from 11 Western States, I’ve been beading since 2003. I began by doing simple beaded medallions and 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.
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;
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.