Newsletter Signup

Preferred Email Format

Recent Blog Posts

Available on Etsy

Front Cover for print edition of Explorations in Freeform Peyote Beading

Available Now

The print edition of Explorations in Freeform Peyote Beading: Designing Original Art Jewelry and Beyond is now available on and through my Etsy Store.

Designed to act as a road map and guide to help you create your own original art, whether it be in the form of jewelry or small, beadwoven sculptures, this is my most ambitious book to date. Over twice the length of either of my previous two books, Explorations' is chock full of all-new, full-color diagrams and illustrations, more photographs, new, in-depth photo essays detailing my design process, as well as the design process of seven featured artists from three countries and three continents. All told, Explorations features the jewelry and sculptural designs of twenty-two artists working in the medium.


For those of you in the area, I'm a member of the NW Bead Society and often teach at Fusion Beads in Seattle, WA. I try to keep the Workshops & Lectures section up-to-date with my potential class offerings as well. If you'd be interested in having me teach for your group or organization, just let me know.

2015 Fall Calendar

Freeform Peyote Rings

Freeform Peyote ring

Fusion Beads, Seattle. [206-782-4595]
Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 2:00 - 5:00pm

If you’ve never tried freeform peyote stitch, this is a great place to start!

Freeform Ruffled Cuff

detail of freeform peyote ruffles, Spanish Dancer bracelet

Fusion Beads, Seattle. [206-782-4595]
Saturday, November 7 from 11:00 - 5:00pm

Ready to move on to more advanced bead weaving techniques? Stitch into the third dimension with freeform ruffles.


Lantern Ornament Beaded Beads

Beaded Bead Caps create decorative Christmas ornaments

Fusion Beads, Seattle. [206-782-4595]
Sunday, November 15 from 2:00-5:00pm

These elegant beaded beads make great ornaments, gift toppers, or hostess gifts. They can also be worn as unique pendants or incorporated into other jewelry designs.


Snowflakes and Stars

Peppermint Candy Snow Star

Fusion Beads, Seattle. [206-782-4595]
Sunday, December 20th, 2:00-5:00pm

Need a beading break from the holiday madness? Come join me for an afternoon of laid back holiday cheer as we make a variety of beaded snowflakes and stars.


Lectures and workshops also available for organizational and conference bookings. Contact Karen for details.

Gallery Pages