Hello, everyone! I am brand new to this site, but not new to the beading world. I learned to bead 21 years ago, when my friend's mother taught me how to use a beading loom. For the rest, I am self-taught, having never had a formal lesson bayond those first instructive days. My greatest joy in this field has been challenging myself to try new styles. I have been told that my greatest ability lies with my use of color. I love designing a piece from scratch, and watching it unfold as I put the components together.
Beading and artwork have been lifelong loves of mine, but they are secondary to my true goal. I was a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Guatemala, and my dedication is to poverty alleviation for the kind and lovign people of that amazing country. I now use my small self-representing business to help pay my way through graduate school. When school is done, I intend to use the profits from my business to help support my development work in Central America.
I greatly appreciate any and all feedback I get on my work.