Enjoying handcrafts since childhood, it was no surprise Met was instantly hooked when she discovered bead weaving over fifteen years ago. Captivated by the tiny glass bead, its textures, sizes, shapes, and finishes, her imagination and creativity were enticed. Playing with beads, observing the possibilities inherent in their behavior, and problem solving allows her to employ unexpected techniques to create unique works of art.
Since 2006, Met has been teaching nationally at bead stores and bead shows. She also had the great pleasure to teach internationally in Thailand in 2008. Met’s work was a finalist in BeadDreams in 2006 and was on exhibition at several museum locations throughout Japan in 2007. Met’s Egyptian Waves Collar won First Place in Professional Seed Bead and Best Use of Color in the “2008 Celebrating Beads … the journey of” competition and was on exhibition at the Bead Museum DC in 2008. Her work has appeared in numerous publications.
Always innovative, Met created the “Kudu Spiral" stitch in 2009 and has designed several pieces using the stitch since. With her eye for detail, she creates comprehensive, well-written instructions. She loves teaching, working with students and sharing the common bond and passion for beads. She lives and works in Colorado in the beautiful Rocky Mountain foothills with her husband and two cats.