Ramses keeps me company when I do my beadwork and makes sure I don't lose any beads.
I discovered my passion for beads and jewelry in 1975 when I moved to England. As I found beautiful yarns and cord, along with beads, stones and fossils, I began creating wall hangings with the same knots and techniques used by ancient hunters and sailors. A further discovery of fine linen cord led to the start of my jewelry pieces, balancing the hardness and colors of beads with the soft textures of the knotted cords. I also researched beads for my collections which I have now donated to various museums. A graduate of the Univ. of Connecticut with a degree in Fine Art, I also studied printing, ceramics, silversmithing, weaving and basketry. I have lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the last 22 years. In Feb and March my jewelry and wall pieces were exhibited at the LSU Costume & Textile Museum. During that time my jewelry was modeled at a Valentine Tea in the Rural Life Museum, followed by a Trunk Show at Caffery Gallery.