I was drafted into beadwork on leather by my friend, Lynda Covert, several years ago to help her with a project. With her encouragement, I decided to end my short career in silverwork and devote all my time to beading. Since that time, I have completed over 30 beaded pillows, and done some custom work for local furniture makers. With a background selling Western art, working in galleries and owning my own gallery, I was fortunate to have an opportunity to sell custom furniture for many local woodworkers, and became very interested in our artisanal community. It is a great pleasure to be included in this group.