I was a professional cellist till I was 30 yo and at that time had previously graduated with a Bachelors in Music Performance and then from Nursing School in Detroit!
Moved to San Diego, practiced as an RN from 87-93 and moved to Chicago and received my Masters of Science in Nursing 1997, specialty in Midwifery.
Moved back to San Diego and worked as a Certified Nurse Midwife from 97-2020!
Retired and moved back to the Midwest with hubby, David and youngest son, Joel.
I had already started beading, stringing and a close friend motivated me to do so. Went to Tucson for numerous years and local gem shows and after Creating with Polymer clay and Resin
I fell in love with Bead Embroidery! 2006 to present I create mostly with bead embroidery.
Loved all of the cabochons and other artists work that inspired me. Also mixed Media.
I have participated in the International Battle Of The Beadsmith from 2014 to this year 2021. It has opened up a world of connecting with artists outside of the USA.
Taught class in San Diego, LA, Bergamo , Italy, Columbus, Ohio . Exhibited and taught at To Bead True Blue in Tucson, Bead and Button show, The Whole Bead Show.
Published nationally and internationally.
Exhibited in the USA and Italy and exhibiting in Austria summer of 2022.
At present my 2 older children live in CA and one with David and I in Delaware, Ohio. I have 3 Labrador Retreviers.
I’m always creating something that would also be inspiring to others, as I enjoy sharing
I encourage individuality when creating with my kits.