It all started back in the mid 80’s when she stumbled upon a bead shop in Santa Barbara, CA. Having long been fascinated by beadwork jewelry, she purchased a book and supplies, returned to her hotel and made her first pair of beadwork earrings. There was no going back after that! Sue brought her beads on the road with her as she attended music festivals, showing off her work, meeting other beaders, learning new techniques/patterns, and sharing her knowledge.
If you visited Saratoga Beads before they closed in 2013, you may have met Sue, she helped the owner, Linda Schrade, for ten years. Since the bead shop closed you’ll find Sue and her traveling bead shop at festivals. Sometimes she only offers her beadwork for sale, but when the opportunity arises, she holds workshop to share her knowledge and passion with adults and children.