Beads of Faith
When 9/11 happened, I became aware of the Bead Quilt project and submitted two squares. Both the talent and emotion of the quilt are truly inspirational.
For many years, I was interested in bead work and I was drawn to work created by Native Americans. When I first started beading, I was doing tapestries. Early on, I made some earrings, bracelets, and a necklace or two for close family members. Then I found myself moving or drawn to religion themes. Around the same time, I started making mission rosaries. From there, I began making wire rosaries, rosary bracelets, and heirloom quality rosaries. I received a number of requests and I eventually began making them.
I offer repair services because I understand how much a certain pair of rosaries can mean to someone. I have been blessed with the opportunity to fix many different types of rosaries over the years.
The formal wear side of the business began because of one of my own rosary bracelets. People started asking for necklaces or earrings to match. Then, I was being asked to make the jewelry for proms and for weddings.