The neck-pieces shown in this post are a few of my favorites. My technique is mostly back-stitch on my bead embroidery. Although I enjoy all types of bead work, embroidery is my first love. In the past 7 years I have come back to jewelry making after many years as a quilting teacher and sewing instructor. I had a successful bridal & evening wear business in Chicago, specializing in pieces that were heavily beaded and embroidered.
I am a team member of EBEG, etsy bead embroidery guild. You can see my pieces on facebook, twitter & pintrest and in my etsy shop (linked above). My pieces can also be seen in two bead magazine challenges: Bead & Button Aug. 2014 and Beadwork Dec/Jan 2014. They have also been featured in ads for Fire Mountain Gems, bead catalogs, the back cover of Rock & Gem Nov. 2012, back cover of Bead-it magazine Dec.2013, back cover of the Crafts Report Feb. 2013 and at Fire Mountain Gems.
Most of my inspiration comes from nature and in many cases, the gemstones I am working with. I face the daily challenges of MS. I am completely devoted to my craft these days. My husband of 35 years helps with his encouragement, his photography skills and creative input.