Through out my life, I have always needed a creative outlet. I have played with many different types of media’s and loved them all. The media that really captured my heart and inspired my creative soul is seedbeads! There is just something alluring and special about those little bits of colored glass that I cannot resist. I love the challenge of designing with seedbeads using off-loom techniques. So many colors, textures and shapes! So many ways to express yourself with beads
As part of what I considered to be another type of creative process, I decided to open my own beadstore “Bella Beads” in Mundelein, Illinois. I enjoyed being an owner of a bead store and sharing my love and passion of the arts with my clients and students. After being a store owner for a number of years I decided to sell my store so I could pursue other interests.
I been teaching my designs nationally for the past three years. It is my hope that students will be inspired by what they have learned in class and continue to do beadwork and enjoy it as much as I do.