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My Process

Pieces are planned out but I also allow the materials to take over and highly influence the final outcome. Piece by piece they are built and realized, allowing me to embrace the process as much if not more than the final piece. There are approximately 256 beads per square inch, an average 16"x24" piece can contain approximately 98,308 small seed beads. The number will vary based on the size and shape of the bead.


Ideas are sketched out and transferred to the canvas but I let the beads dictate the color and texture scheme. Using the various cuts, styles, lengths and shades to their best advantage I allow the beads to create the color flow and brilliance of each piece. By incorporating other materials I can create dividers and textural differences that allow people to close their eyes and still see the image through touch. My goal is to make the image not simply beautiful but immersive and tactile as well.

Upcoming 2021 workshop Schedule

The following remote location Mini Workshops for beginners are now being booked.

  • Thursday May 20 - Easton, PA

  • Wednesday, July 7 – Denver, CO

  • Wednesday, July 15 - Rapid City, SD

  • Wednesday, July 21 – Avon, CO

  • Wednesday, August 11 - Park City, UT

  • Wednesday, August 24 - Reno or Lake Tahoe, NV

 

Mini workshops are held in remote locations for a four hour time slot. The  $250 cost includes use of equipment and materials needed for one 8x10 project, plus instruction and open access to me to answer any questions about bead mosaics you want.  

 

All day workshops are held at my studio in Charlotte, NC. The cost is $350 per person (limit 6) and includes the creation of your projects, materials, lunch and instruction.  They run from 9am-5pm and include 2 small projects with a gourmet lunch served at midday.   

Since it's such a small group I'm able to interact with everyone and work with you directly as needed.

If you would like to host a workshop in your city I am very willing, so grab some friends and start having some fun.  Just contact me so we can work out the details and sign up for the newsletter to receive updates on workshop schedules.