Custom Bead Work
Ever since I was a little girl, I was always fascinated with old Native American beadwork. In 2008 my husband, Kyle, brought me to my first mountain man rendezvous, a living history reenactment of the fur trade era. There Kyle introduced me to lifelong friend of his family, Marvin Simonson aka Water Moccasin. When Marvin noticed my enthusiasm for his work and eagerness to learn, he took me under his wing and taught me how to bead, how to brain tan hides, how to re-create historical based patterns.