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Though I grew up in Marietta, Georgia and was originally a painter (BVA, Georgia State University) I began doing jewelry design and beadweaving for several years when I moved to Pennsylvania.

After traveling and teaching for many years I decided to return to my first love, painting. I have become interested in plein air painting and you may find me tramping through the woods or set up on a street working in oils, watercolors, or pastels.

I divide my time between traveling , painting, and maintaining my two websites and etsy shops. If you would like to see some of my paintings, visit my other website at

You can also see finished beadwork and jewelry patterns there.

Magazine Articles:
Bead-Patterns; the Magazine  monthly contributer
Step by Step Beads  Sept.-Oct. 2008
Step by Step Beads  March-April 2008
Step by Step Beads  January-February 2008
Step by Step Jewelry: Gifts for the Holidays 2007
Step by Step  July-August 2007
Step by Step Beads  May-June 2007
Step by Step Beads  March-April 2006
Step by Step Beads  January-February 2006
Bead&Button Magazine  August 2005
Bead World  Winter 2005
Bead&Button Magazine  June 2005
Step by Step Beads  May-June 2005(cover) 
Bead&Button Magazine  October 2004
Bead&Button Magazine June 2004
Bead&Button Magazine  April 2004

Works featured in:
"A Beading Journey" by Sheila Cleary
"Creative Bead Weaving vol. 3" 2008, Kalmbach Publishing
"Basic Beading Stitches" 2006, Kalmbach Publishing
"Creative Beading: The Best of Bead&Button Magazine" 2006, Kalmbach Publishing
"Get Started Beading" 2005, Kalmbach Publishing
If you would like to see more of my work and patterns for sale, visit
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