I was born and raised in Madison Wisconsin. I create unique woven bead jewelry. Over the years, I have developed a true passion for bead weaving. I especially love the design process; putting together colors and textures, choosing the right weave and balancing the beads in a mixed media piece. I especially love trying new weaves and then morphing them into something unique. I take my inspiration from nature, bringing in the colors, shapes and textures that I see all around me in our beautiful wild State of Wisconsin.
I started beading many years ago when my kids were young. Now I enjoy sharing bead work with others. I create strung and woven bead necklaces, bracelets and earrings using a variety of vintage, glass, metal, ceramic and gem stone beads to create one of a kind creations. No two pieces ever look the same!
I am pretty much self taught, using patterns and designs that can be purchased or downloaded, and then expressing my creativity be expanding upon them and adding my own special touches.
I have an Esty shop as well my own website (BetsysBeadworks.com) and a thriving business selling directly to the customer via craft and art fairs.