Custom Beadwork

Since I was a little girl, I've been fascinated with Native American beadwork. In 2008 my husband, Kyle, brought me to my first ever Black Powder Rendezvous, a historical reenactment of the fur trade era. It was there I met Marvin Simonson, aka Water Moccasin, notorious in those parts for beadworking. When Marvin caught wind of my enthusiasm and eagerness to learn, he took me under his wing and taught me how to bead, re-creating historical patterns used by the Native Americans.