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About the Designer

I am an obsessive multi-tasker, and quite happy about it! My job hats include wife, mother of 4 great kids (and a couple fur-babies), full-time employee at a software company, jewelry artisan, volunteer, and mediocre housekeeper (something has to give!) I love to cook, read, bead, cross stitch/knit/crochet.  I have dabbled with lampwork and would do more if I had the time (hah!). And most importantly I love my family.

About the Jewelry

I believe it is important that art tells a story, evokes an emotion, or connects to a memory. That philosophy carries over into my jewelry designs – each piece has a story to tell. The jewelry can take hundreds or thousands of tiny Japanese seed beads, each stitched individually or in a small groups, frequently with multiple thread passes through each bead. The quality of the beads and the unique nature of components and the finished pieces is very important.

Awards and Accomplishments
  • 2022 "Emily Dickenson Excellence in Jewelry" Award, Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival

  • 2022 "Merit Award, Fine Arts & Crafts", Festival in the Park, Charlotte NC

  • 2022 "Best in Show" Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival

  • 2017 "Best in Show, 3D" Chapel Hill FestiFall

  • 2022 2nd place winner Beyond the Boundaries with Beads competition

  • 2019 Festival Juror, Cary Spring Daze

  • 2018 & 2019 Event chair and coordinator for Lochemere community craft fair

  • Published designer, magazine and book
  • Finalist in multiple international design competitions
  • President, Vice President, Triangle Bead Society
  • Bead instructor
  • Craft festival chair/organizer for an elementary school for 4 years, San Diego, CA
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