Welcome! I’m an award winning bead artist. Embroidered bead design is the outer most expression of my creativity. My medium is tiny seed beads and beautiful gemstones. My work is very tactile and it evolves as I work through the materials to express a treasured idea or feeling. The name of my company is Sierra Bead Art.

I belong to a new generation of Bead Artists. Sherry Serafini, Heidi Kummli and Andrea Grzabka inspire me. I’m in awe as visionary bead artists expand their skills, opening new horizons in dimensional beadwork. As creativity expands, inspiration is found everywhere.

I find a source of inspiration in the skies and firmament. Recently my energy was all wrapped up in capturing a specific subject. At dusk, I find my subject as a gorgeous, expansive orange cloud formation. I’m in awe of the interplay and timing.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads-1Fire Mountain Gems and Beads-1My jewelry designs feature bold, beautiful stones like polychrome jasper, larimar, peitersite, and ruby fuchsite. I embellish the stones with a variety of seed beads, crystals, pearls and silk shibori ribbon.

I hope my work inspires your creativity and passion. Share your inspiration with the world!

Melodie