My love for beads has led me from my early discovery of the vast history available and the opportunity to learn the skills required to create beautiful jewelry myself. I later opened the first bead store in Galena, Illinois and taught more than 20,000 women (and a few men) to bead. As my knowledge grew I wanted to share it further and wrote five books about beading for the craft industry. Along the way I have made many dear friends and have been fortunate to be inspired by many leading designers. You can visit me here at OneHealingStone or on Facebook at my group: Crafting Jewelry Inspiration.
See my new work on the cover of Belle Armoire Jewelry, Summer 2016 and 2 articles inside featuring six of my designs and another article in the NEW Fall issue which came out September 1st! https://stampington.com/belle-armoire-jewelry/Belle-Armoire-Jewelry-Summer-2016