I have been teaching beading and wire-work
classes for 14years. My teaching career began at
Beads and Beyond in Bellevue Washington. In addition
to teaching locally I also travel and teach at a variety
of bead stores and shows around the country. Some
of the places that I have taught include: NanC Meinhardts
in Highland Park, Ill, Crystal Creations in West Palm Beach
Florida, Alaska Bead Company in Anchorage Alaska, Creative
Castle in Newbury Park Ca, Bead Expo, Bead and Button Show
and Bay Area Bead Extravaganza.
Sharing my skills with students brings me such satisfaction.
Passing on the proper use of tools and techniques so that
they too can allow the process to flow and create pieces
with that are uniquely their own and that they will be
proud to wear.
A WORD OF THANKS
A student asked me how I developed my high standards for
tools, techniques, & materials. I realized how
lucky I was that in my early wire-bending journey, I took
some classes from Lynn Merchant. She set the bar-
no compromising on tools, materials and your end product. For
this I will always be grateful. Thank you Lynne!
Also, thank you to Kathy Dannerbeck of Beads and Beyond,
for seeing my potential as a teacher. For encouraging
me and providing a venue for me to teach for all of these
Last but not least, a big thank you to NanC Meinhardt
for the pushing (tricking) me into my first traveling teaching
job. Your persistency is so appreciated. I
probably would never have been brave enough to do it on