I grew up near the Wind River reservation and their beautiful bead work. That is where my career in beading started. The many designs and color of the beads influence my bead career. I lost track of beading because of life, children, and the ranch. Years later I got back to beading and learned many new stitches and the differences and designs I could make. The designs are more fun to me than the beading which can become tedious. By tedious I mean the times I had to tear out a design because I was not satisfied with the color combination. I love it when someone wants me to make them something and suggests the colors to use. It is a challenge. I make beaded bracelets, earrings, hat bands, coasters, snowflakes and butterflies.