My raised-texture beading
technique is basically a free-flowing beading form. My
free-form design has been my journey for the past 17
I allow the beads
and form to take place through my creative soul; I let
the beads talk to me.
Once I choose the focal
bead or beads, the creative process begins. I add other
elements as the design flows, thus creating its own
life. Nothing is ever drawn or planned ahead of time. My
Art-Worth pieces come to life through my hands while the
beads talk to me.
My workshops are the
perfect place to learn my techniques. Teaching
design and color elements and I will share with you my
strong bead embroidery foundation.... taking bead
embroidery to the next level. Peyote stitch in a
free-form style along with my wave stitches and bands.
Many other stitches are taught depending on workshop.
I believe in fine finishing techniques and will teach
you. My workshops are more than a class of beading.
If you are not able to join in on my workshops or
retreats I do offer kits and instruction on my
This journey began with
appliqué stitch when I was a teenager and my grandmother
taught me how to embroider. My first success,
"Button Box Jewelry", was published in “Bead & Button
Magazine’s” April 1997 issue. Many of the stitches I use
have been around for years, appliqué, brick, peyote and
fringe; however I’ve also created some new stitches
which I share in my classes. Although I have been
inspired by other bead artists throughout the years, I
believe and know that I’ve created something new and exciting in the
bead world. I have never seen this form before.
I am currently working
writing my book featuring my raised-texture beading