Upcoming - 2017
More details coming soon!
this workshop will be offered in Tucson
Shells upon a Shell
Basic Bead Embroidery Pendant
In this workshop we
will focus on the basics. I will teach you a strong
foundation of bead embroidery along with peyote
stitch, edging and fringe.
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Raised Texture Beading
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Raised Texture Pendant
This workshop you will create
with a beautiful Nautilus Shell,
embellished with a enameled
starfish, varies shells, crystal
pearls, crystals and Japanese
glass seed beads. Every kit will
be different and you will choose
the one that is perfect for you
Various colors will be available.
Texture Puzzle Piece
What is a Puzzle Piece?
Puzzle Piece is my way of
saying finding the perfect
placement of the beads.
With my Raised Texture
techniques and the free-form
style, nothing is ever drawn
out. Starting with my
focal bead doing a strong
foundation of bead embroidery
and creating my peyote bands and
waves allows the creation and
magic to prevail. Creating
a wearable piece of art and
placing it upon a vessel.
What is a Vessel?
A vessel is a object that you
will attach your beaded art
piece upon once finished.
Whether is is a shell, piece
of wood, stone or a glass bottle
of plate. Creating an
artful piece that you can
display in your home.
Again, this is another magical
moment when the perfect vessel
shows up after you have created
Shibori Silk Wrist
ribbon creates a wavy texture and silkiness
that is the perfect canvas for raised
texture beading. In this class you will
create a cuff from your choice of many
one-of-a-kind kits offered at class.
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Kits are available on
Etsy and upcoming shows
Bring Back Barbie
for the Big Girls!!
repurposed for a more glamour look!
Barbie has never looked so good.
Add some Shibori Silk Ribbon,
some beads and you've created a
Instructions & Kits:
Beauty of the Sea
bead artistry has been recognized once
Mountain Gems and Beads
Gold Medal Prize winner.
Beads Contest 2014 featuring Seed Beads
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Retreat will be Spring 2017
on My Mind"
This piece was created
while living in Maui for the NaPu
Gallery advent at the Grand Waliea.
Headband placed upon a glass head with
white coral. Placed upon a large
piece of Ocean Jasper.
"Washed Upon the Shore"
Mermaid Shoes. These
shoes where given to me by the director of
the Gallery in Maui as a challenge.
They are Gloria Vanderbilt from the 1980's
era. I thought to myself ....I
remember wearing something similar to these
in my business days.
I removed the heals and
placed large shells in their place. Using
resin for my corals and sand from the beach
for my base. Then started creating and
beading my Puzzle Pieces.
These art piece was shown
at the Full Moon Review Gala Night. So
proud that I was front and center of the
show and passed my challenge.
Seven Spirits Of
Ladies of the Light
Mothers of the
These wall hangings were my first
creations using my "Raised Texture" beading
techniques. They took me over a year to
complete them all. They become part of my
life's journey have a very special
spiritual meaning along with a story.
See more under wall hangings in
"I am truly
grateful and honored that my work is being
recognized," says Jody. "Beading comes from my
soul. I try to allow each bead to speak
through its color, size, shape, and texture. I
never draw anything by hand. In the end, these
pieces seem to come alive with the natural heartbeat