Beading? Ladies’ work? Not anymore. I take seed beads and mix them up with hardware, detritus. and politics. I start with a title, usually something I cannot get out of my head …. a phrase that can be interpreted literally or one that can be used as a metaphor for something amiss in this world. I then search, gather, and glue cast off items to my beaded grounds. The beading serves as a meditative, calming practice… a balance to the political chaotic statements I am trying to convey.