Always Wired Bead Lady

I began designing jewelry a few years ago, after an inspirational trip to Chicago.

I love going to the city with such a rich history, wonderful architecture, museums and shopping! And of course, the shopping part of the trip included a trip to the original Marshall Fields!

I was drawn to a glitzy red beaded watch (and I’m sure it actually stood up and waved at me across the counter) and that purchase led to my exploration into the world of jewelry as art. I became obsessed, finding the next idea is always happening even while finishing another.

I have had excellent teachers along the way and been inspired by many who pursue this as passionately as I do.

Turning jewelry into art requires not only technical mastery but an eye for composition, color and design. I strive to creatively weave, coil and use my wire while I  join  my beads and crystals in complementary ways. It is fulfilling, always interesting and hopefully engages my jewelry audience as well.

I am a member of 14 South Artists of South Central WI, Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople and the International Jewelry Designer’s Guild.

My work has been accepted for the gallery on the Portal of Wisconsin, a non-profit web site created by the Cultural Coalition to promote culture, arts, humanities and history in Wisconsin.

I have been juried twice into the ArtBuild show in Platteville in 2009 with 2 pieces accepted and in 2010 with 3 pieces accepted.

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