Hi Fellow Beaders!

As a gardener and nature lover, I am inspired by all things botanical- leaves, flowers, insects and, of course, butterflies. Beginning my career as an illustrator trained me to look for the close-up details and beauty in Mother Nature; it's hard to improve on what I see around me! My very favorite colors are green and purple and there isn't a shade of either I don't love. I have discovered Hana Thread and adore how easily it glides through beads and maintains its integrity. And, of course, I'm going to tell you I love Superduos and seed beads! Beading connects me to my family. I have amazing memories of beading with my Nana at age 5. It was from my grandmother that I got bitten with the bead bug... and from my grandfather, I learned the order and structure of science, which guides my patterns and project development. I love working here at beadshop.com. I tell Janice this is quite the dream job! 

When I'm not busy beading, I like to take outings with my two kids. We love going to botanical gardens (or at least they humor me!), museums and camping trips. I'm a California girl who truly loves this beautiful state. Besides beading, I also knit, sew and dabble in many other fiber crafts. My "superpower" is untangling things! 
I hope you enjoy my favorites and you'll share with me what inspires you! 



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