One of my long time obsessions has been beads and all the beautiful things you can create from them. To me, each bead holds a little prayer of beauty, protection and happiness. It gives the one who sees it the reminder that even in a dark and painful world there is still beauty, there is still something to live for.
My jewelry store, The Jeweled Heron has been a passion of mine for over a decade. Sadly, the type of jewelry I make doesn’t sell very well, most folks who enjoy beadweaving would rather have the patterns and make them, than buy a piece already made. I don’t really do patterns so I offer to teach folks the basics of beadweaving instead!
You can see examples of my work here.