From finger paint to pastels to photography, playing with lots of different mediums, Teresa has enjoyed making art for as long as she can remember. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, she continued exploring a variety of mediums in anticipation of one-day realizing who she is. Laying eyes on a rainbow filled wall of seed beads in a craft store over 25 years ago the stage was set for that “Eureka!” moment. The more she played with seed beads the more her authenticity emerged though her work. Eureka! Beads are truly at the heart of her jewelry designs!
With each new piece both heart and art opened up to more possibilities. Most contented in her studio, Teresa loves finding new ways to use seed beads to communicate her ideas. In recent years, she has incorporated bead weaving with fine wire to create jewelry with a distinctive and graceful look.
Internationally known, Teresa teaches her unique designs nationally and locally. She has contributed to Bead Unique and Beadwork magazines. She was honored to have her work featured along with a personal interview in Perlen Poesie magazine – Issue #6. Teresa's first book was published by Kalmbach Books in of May 2013, titled, “Creative Seed Bead Connections: Using Wire, Jump Rings, and Chain”. She lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountain foothills with her husband of over 30 years, Jason and their two beloved greyhounds, Bob and Ray.