Your shopping cart is empty.
Born and raised in a small farming community in western New York State. My Grandmother taught my sister & I to thread a needle at a young age. I learned to stitch in all manner of techniques. Together we shared the love of creating items to be used or adorned. Having a needle and thread in my hand is second nature. While my sister took to quilting I discovered beads!
Through a friend I took a class on how to make my own beads. Faith Davis Ferris of MyQuest II Studio Honeoye Lake, NY, enticed me with the flame. When I moved to Las Vegas I discovered lapidary, wire wrapping, Art Clay Silver and Glass Fusing. I developed my beading from the internet and magazines but adding all these elements to my creations made them interesting and fun. When I relocated to Northern Virginia in 2009 the first thing I did was join the Northern Virginia Bead Society. This is where my beading has truly developed into a honed skill. AS a group, NVBS are able to attract top artists to present and teach new ideas and techniques. Burke Gems & Beads is my new home for beads, classes and inspiration.
On a personal note, I am enjoying remodeling my home, working with my son in his business, outings with my grandchildren and creating jewelry that is truly one of a kind pieces. I am 60 plus years young eventually I will retire. But not yet!
This presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.
It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.
This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.
This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.
Click on any Image to continue
Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.
SAVE 20% ON YOUR FIRST ORDER!
Enter your email below and we'll email you a 20% OFF Coupon right now!
This offer is valid for NEW CUSTOMERS only!