My love of beads started when I was a small child. I was fascinated with a small beaded bouquet that belonged to my grandmother. When she passed on, the flowers were given to a cousin and I was heartbroken. Later, as an adult, I decided to make a bouquet for myself. I had no instructions and made the flowers as I remembered them. That was the start of my bead collection and my love of beading. I enjoy combining techniques and media, making my own patterns, beading doll clothes, and teaching.