About the Artist
Sue was first introduced to the art of seed beading over 25 years ago while visiting a friend in New Mexico. A life long lover of the deserts and mountains of the southwest, Sue traveled frequently to visit her best friend, who showed her the basics of bead weaving. Although she did not pursue beadwork at the time, Sue kept her fingers busy doing several forms of art, mainly drawing and painting. In 2003 Sue came upon a completely different medium, some stone cabochons she found in the basement of her parent's home. These stones had been cut and polished by her grandparents in the 1960s and were destined to be sold at the local flea market. Sue took them home and admired them for several years, knowing one day she would discover a way to bring out their beauty for others to enjoy. She remembered the beadwork techniques she had learned and in 2005, the cabochons became the focal point of her creative energy.
Sue lives in central Arizona near the beautiful red rocks of Sedona. Sue shares her life with her partner Mike, dogs Ted and Lizzie, a dozen or so chickens and Mr. Tortie, and 80 year old desert tortoise. Sue’s love of the mountains and deserts surrounding her home continues to be a source of peace and inspiration in both Sue’s life and her creations.
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