...go deep to go far
I began beading as a mode of meditation. In the midst of a spiritual cleanse I was in search of a simple white beaded necklace. The ones I found either didn't resonate with me or they were beyond my budget. I found "Beads of Paradise", an exotic beads and indigenous body-ware boutique... and there began my relationship with beading. I spent days on my first projects working on the technique, attitude and prayers of healing and beauty I chose to express through this new art. Not too long after finding this new passion a dear friend connected me with a photo shoot. One of my neckpieces, made from the vertebrae of a snake, was featured on the cover of the 2001 Graphis Photo Annual. And this began my long term relationship with beading under the name of Innermost Jewels.