I began knitting when my elementary school teacher on Monhegan Island, Maine first taught me at age ten. At the time, it seemed too tedious to keep up with and, like most, I set fiber arts aside in pursuit of other things with more instant gratification. A few years later, I picked the needles up again and this time, I couldn't put them down. Since then, I've taught myself to crochet, construct and write my own patterns, and translate my work with fiber to my work with beads. With every piece, I strive to make something that will really speak to an individual's personality, heart, and soul. I want my creations to be worn and enjoyed by those who really feel something about them; warmth, security, reflection, radiance, passion, zen.