Young is a master bead artist who lived on the island
of Maui, Hawaii, and has recently returned to the Pacific Northwest. Jody owned
Beyond Beads Gallery in Spokane, Washington for more
than 21 years.
Jody's passion and artistic skills began at the young
age of 12. Today her creations are being
recognized as fine art. These one-of-a-kind
pieces, known as 'Bead Art-Worth' truly come alive using
Jody's distinctive Raised Textured Beading
draws inspiration for the Bead Art-Worth collection from
the natural beauty and rhythm of life. Earth,
water, air and fire are the soul of her work.
Inspiration awaits while strolling the beach,
snorkeling, hiking majestic Northwest forest, or simply
gazing at the warm glow of a campfire. The vibrant
colors and natural rhythms of nature are uniquely
captured in her extraordinary work.
Jody uses the finest
quality beads, a mixture of shells, coral, pearls,
stone, glass, crystal, and other natural elements. Each
bead is meticulously threaded by hand, never glued.
Her Bead Art-Worth collection is finished with a backing
of fine, soft leather and is often displayed on natural
elements such as shells, rock or wood.
"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