I began my journey with beading in the Fall of 1992, almost 29 years ago while I was still known as Susan Hillyer. The Place to Bead in San Ramon was the first bead store I ever experienced. Beading quickly became a passion for me and within three years, I was teaching my own designs.
In 1997, I was published in Bead and Button magazine and since have been published in Beadwork, Bead International 2000, 500 Beaded Objects. I've organized and taught at bead retreats as well as the Bead and Button Show, BABE (Bay Area Bead Extravaganza), and the Embellishment Fair.
After a few years hiatus with self discovery, and a name change, I returned to teaching in 2012. After posting pics of my vessels on various Facebook pages, I have had dozens of requests for tutorials from people all over the world. I've met so many wonderful people along my beading journey that I try to keep up with on Facebook. And now, of course, I’ve turned to learning how to teach beading via Zoom classes and hope to see you in one soon.
River's Upcoming Events
- Sold OutSat, Mar 19$90 + supplies (kit not available)
- Fri, May 13$90 + supplies (kit not available)