The love of ancient history, color and patterns
have followed me throughout my life and my designs have come to
fruition during the time my family and I lived in Italy. In looking
back, beads have always been a part of my life – from playing
with Mardi Gras beads or collecting semi-precious stones as a young
girl to my love of ancient and ethnic jewelry as I became older.
Today seed beads have become the medium I use to translate my sources
of inspiration into personal designs for adornment.
When living in Naples, Italy, I was surrounded by ancient history.
The fragments of Roman columns, mosaics and frescoes are my inspiration
and I am grateful for those “ancient voices”. Translating
these voices into designs fills my days with joy and wonder and
I cherish my “connection” with the past. Teaching and
beading are ways for me to share this wonderful experience and
bring those voices of the past into the present.