I'm an award-winning jewellery designer, writer and teacher based in London, England. I first began making jewellery in 2001, having already spent many years painting as well as exploring different aspects of fibre and textile arts. Whilst I continue some of these interests, beading, wirework and chain maille are my main love and I try to use them in conjunction with my other interests.

I am fortunate to get to travel the UK, and the World, teaching and sharing my work and am available for private 1-2-1 or small group classes for bead groups, shops etc. Please contact me for more details.

When not teaching I love working on new designs and have a range of instructions available on both this website and bead-patterns.com.

In addition to many projects and articles published worldwide, I am the author of five books on beading and jewellery making as well as being the co-author on another three. I was also the editor of Bead magazine for four years.

If you live in, or are planning to visit London, why not visit my other website Beading in London for more information.