I teach at locally at Fusion Beads in Seattle WA, and these beads stores across the country; The Beading Frenzy, The Bead House, The Bead Gallery in Hawaii, Crystal Creations, Creative Castle,
Alaska Bead Co, Beads by Blanche and The Shepherdess.
The shows I teach at are; Interweave Press Bead Fests, Weekend with the Wire Masters, Bead & Button, Adorn Me, Art & Soul and BABE!
I am a frequent contributor to Beadwork Magazine.
My three tier wire tassel “Moontide” won best of
show at the Puget Sound Bead Festival 2005. My Neckpiece “Maharajah” won
2nd place. “Maharajah” is
also on tour with The Dairybarn 2006.“It’s a Mystery” placed
third in Non-wearables in Bead Dreams 2006 at Bead & Button.
Of course, I did not get here all by myself.
I owe great thanks to many friends and mentors.
Without her vision of Beads and Beyond, I would not be here today.
She brought together the best bead store in the Pacific Northwest.
She asked me to work for her from the very beginning. Even
though I had a full time job when I started, it was only a
matter of time before beads would take over my life, eventually
becoming my livelihood. Kathy not only opened the gate to this
path, she encouraged me to start teaching. She continually
supports me in all my endeavors, even now that she is retired!
Thanks for everything Kat!
Lynne single handedly launched wire working as it is known in
the United States today. I am grateful to have studied under
her. She taught me not only how to relate tools to wire, but
to do it with integrity. She holds a high standard for everything
in life, Use nothing but the best and be nothing but the best.
Cynthia I hold as my standard of excellence. She is always organized,
poised and delightful! She is always there with gentle guidance
NanC was there for me when i was just getting started, and she helped me find my voice. She has taught me more than she knows!
What can I say about Tracy? She has been there through thick
and thin. She is the one with whom I have traveled the most
and she is damn near the perfect roommate. I have had the great
opportunity to be around her and I credit her with teaching
me the most about problem solving.
A Huge Thank you to Cheryl Sweeney for designing the best logo
and web art there is under the sun. Did you see our logo? It
Rocks! Check out the great lampwork beads she makes in her
spare time at Sweeneyarts.com.
Lastly I’d like to thank Jack Berkebile for his undying
support. He not only allows me the freedom to do what makes me
happy, he helps me by making my head pins and feeding the animals
while I am away. Mostly I thank him for teaching me how to love
and to be loved.