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Welcome to my virtual studio! My art is an exploration in color and texture celebrating the natural world - my current work combines peyote stitch and right angle weave into abstract, organic patterns that often resemble jewelry.

I have begun work on my latest book project, Explorations in Freeform Peyote Beading: Designing Original Art Jewelry and Beyond.

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 will be my most ambitious book to date. At nearly twice the length of either of my previous two books, with more diagrams and illustrations, more photographs, new photo essays detailing my design process, images of works by other artists and so much more, this will be my most ambitious project to date. My goal is to have Explorations available on Amazon by December 1st, 2014.

Want to know how you can help support this project and pre-order a copy of the finished book? Check out my Kickstarter campaign today.


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.

2014 Calendar

Fancy 3D Beadwoven Fish

Fancy Fish Beadwoven Friends

Fusion Beads, Seattle. [206-782-4595]
Saturday, March 29th, 10:00am - 5:00pm


Quinacridone Summer Freeform Beaded Bead

Personal Planets: Freeform Peyote Beaded Beads

Fusion Beads, Seattle. [206-782-4595]
Saturday, April 12, 2014


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

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