As the images in this gallery illustrate, I have settled on five major techniques and styles over the years:
1. Wing-bracelets made from size 15 seed beads using Peyote stitch that are heavily influenced by tribal tattoos
2. Cuff-bracelets made from size 11 delica beads using Peyote stitch that are either pictorial or utilize geometrical patterns inspired by ethnic sources such as Persian calligraphy, Celtic keypatterns and African and American Textiles
3. Objects, necklaces and bracelets using Brick-stitch and a variety of bead sizes and shapes mostly employing circular, fan or serpentine patterns
4. Ndebele stitch bracelets either with a clasp or as a cuff with two segments laced together. The Ndebele either has other beads embedded in it, or shows pictorial designs that would also be suitable as loom patterns. The ripple cuffs get their effect from a combination of size 15 and size 11 seed beads arranged in a wave pattern that causes the bead fabric to buckle and undulate.
5. Bead embroidery, which is a fairly recent addition to my repertoire, but which I love because of its versatility and the ability to combine a vastly different selection of beads, stones and found objects