Ann has worked with beads since age eight and has been a professional beading designer for more than forty years. Her creations in bead crochet and bead embroidery set standards for excellence of design, quality of materials, and originality. Ann’s bead crochet designs have been finalists in Bead & Button Magazine’s annual Bead Dreams competition.
She has produced a stunning library of video tutorials for beginning through advanced learners. Ann does all her own videography, writing, narration, animation, photography and post-production. Her videos are well known for their animation, which allows learners to get a truly close-up look at the techniques they want to master. Along with her novels, her books on beading are library must-haves for anyone interested in this beautiful craft. Among Ann’s many beading titles: Tapestry Bead Crochet, Beadpoint, Classic Beadweaving, The New Beadweaving, and Designer Bead Crochet.
As the founder of Beads East, Ann holds more than 1000 copyrights on designs and tutorials for beading, needle arts, crochet, and weaving. Instructions and materials for her designs are available on her Etsy site. Some of her favorites are shown here.