Friday, December 6, 2013

Woohoo!  Featured on the Rock Star Fabulous Website!

December 6th, 2013
First time ever at City Beads in Chicago!! . . . a one day technique-oriented workshop about beading on leather.  Patterning, stitching, piercing, rivet setting . . . everything you need to know to create unique jewelry by combining leather working with fine beadwork.  I think it went well :)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

New work . . . "Peep Show" Corsets made from shantung silk, coutille, spiral steel, lace grommets and ribbon, then adorned with elaborately beaded panels.  Finally! . . . a way to combine my historical costume skills with my love of beadwork.
The new book is now available at

It's not a project book.  Better yet, it's a book about creativity and inspiration; about where my ideas come from and how I apply these inspirations.  It has valuable information about how to evolve your own creativity as well as technical information about working with unconventional objects.  Interspersed amongst the text and throughout a 75 page gallery are over 100 images of my work over the past 14 years.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Book!

It's a-coming!  Final proofs came this week, so after a few more tweaks, I'll have my new book up and ready for purchase.  It will be available in soft cover, hard cover w/book jacket and hard cover w/image wrap through  Details will follow and the official announcement will come once it's been made public. 
In my humble opinion . . . the best one yet!

Monday, November 5, 2012

November 2nd thru 4th 2012:  Bead Art Show Yokohama

Chiho (my interpreter) and me after class Sunday.

November 5th:  Arrived in Kobe this afternoon after traveling by Shinkansen from Yokohama.