Beadwork inspired by culture, true colors, and intangible ancestry
Where it all began. This is my first ever signature design. It's named Tradition because it is the first pattern that came naturally to me, as if it were a tradition. I will continue to use this pattern as a basis for headdresses, waist beads and fully adorned pieces. A hallmark of this design is the dainty curved loops that encircle the bottom of this design.
My second signature style, these pieces are made to mirror natural outline of leaves. The name Queen's Lace comes from the fact that these necklaces are virtually weightless despite the size, akin to lace.
These XXXL pieces are larger than life, featuring heavily beaded swags on the back, and full chest coverage on the front. These pieces can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to complete and are compromised of up to 10,000 beads each individually sewn.
When I step away from body art and into realms of canvas, wood, and fabric.
Affectionately called "Mermaid's Lace" or "Beaded Petals" these lightweight/heavy pieces are timeless expressions of devotion through color and pattern. I do not sell this beadwork.
I literally had no idea how these were going to end up before they ended there
My original hand woven pattern...
I began loom weaving when I was eight years old. As I dig into my past I'll add what pieces that I can find from my earlier years.
Queen's Lace and variations
The Zulu of South Africa and many tribes share similar beading [netting] techniques. This collection is made of Zulu style beadwork, as well as Ukrainian style beadwork [all sharing the same foundation].
My favorite bead wrapped crystals
Ecuadorian style beadwork