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Cedar Falls, IA, United States

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I am self taught in traditonal Native American beadwork. This is where it all began: moccasins, ceremonial rattles and dance fans, leather pouches and my own northern style buckskin regalia. Over the years it has evolved into a contemporary line of gemstone jewelry. However, I have still held on to the 'old ways' by incorporating the same techniques of beadwork (for instance the edge beadwork you see on my pieces is the same stitch used on tops of cedar or tobacco bags). This is what I call bridging the past to the present.

I have been beading now for almost 15 years with my work in several boutiques and galleries, mainly on the west coast. I have always said that I am humbly grateful to be a stay-at-home-mom doing something I love!

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