Miriam Shimon was born and raised in Denmark but has lived in Israel for 30 years. Drawn to color and balance from early age, she worked for many years as a professional make-up artist before discovering the word of beadweaving in which she found a new medium to express her love for soft romantic designs. Having made beads her main occupation ever since, Miriam is an award winning designer and teaches her workshops throughout Europe and in America. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines around the world and in several books. With a penchant for harmonious colorful designs, she has gained a following in particular for her floral beaded designs and for her renowned work with soutache.