Something about me


I am now a happy, retired teacher. I also love to work with my hands and find my bead work to be both therapeutic and relaxing.
My dream is to expand the work I do into more than just the jewelry and ornaments I have created. So please, come back and visit me often so you can see what new and exciting designs I will have each time you come see me.

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I would love to hear from you!

I am constantly in search of new ideas and challenges in my beadwork. If you have a special item that you have been looking for, but can’t find just the right thing, let me know and I will design something just for you!

If there is an item on this site that you love, but would prefer in a different color, let me know and I will put it together for you.

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This beaded picture began as a clematis flower growing in my back yard.  I took the picture, then turned it into a beaded pattern. I used peyote stitch to complete the picture one bead at a time.  It is now hanging in my house, a source of pride.

Published: April 12, 2014 | Comments: 0

Pearls and Jade

Green Jade and Pearls 2

Some consider jade to be the royal gem and it is highly revered in China.  A beautiful green stone is mixed with silver beads and pearls to create this beautiful necklace.



Published: April 12, 2014 | Comments: 0

Purple and Green

Purple and Green 2

Silver beads and end caps with clear e-beads set the stage for these beautiful glass beads that compliment each other perfectly. Dark green fluted beads and purple cylinders with silver swirls make this a fun necklace that is sure to draw attention.

Published: April 12, 2014 | Comments: 0

Pink and Pearl


This set is a mix of Swarovski crystals and glass pearls.  The crystals are in shades of pink, dark in front and lighter in the back.  Perfect for a night out on the town.

Published: April 12, 2014 | Comments: 0

Tiffany Blue

Tiffany blues

This is one of my favorite ornaments.  I used blue, pink, and green seed beads and blue bugle beads in two sizes.  A clear crackle bead and silver beads finish off the dangles.  This was created following a pattern by Karen DeSousa.  Beautiful and elegant, this is one to show off year round!

Published: April 12, 2014 | Comments: 0

Blackberry and Silver

Blackberry Brandy and Silver 2a

Always one to try something new, I decided to hand-bead beads.  I covered 6 mm ruby beads in #11 blackberry seed beads.  The finished bead was then surrounded by silver filigree endcaps that sets off the color beautifully.  This stunning necklace is completed by 4, 6, and 8 mm sterling silver beads, and a toggle clasp.


Published: April 11, 2014 | Comments: 0