Sunday, March 19, 2017


Hi Everyone!

I recently met a very nice lady by the name of Dana. Her energy about beading is infects and I simply had to share her work with you. 
In her own words

My name is Dana Powers I am married and have 2 grown children and 5 awesome grandchildren. I work full time for a Domestic Violence Shelter.
I have been beading for over 10 years. Beading is a form of relaxation for me. Bead embroidering is my favorite form of stitching. I feel as though I am painting with beads. I don't have a pattern and I create as I bead. I may see a color combination or an item that I want to incorporate into my beadwork. I am so fortunate to have beadwork in my life. 
I like using Nicole's BeadBacking foundation to bead on, because it is already colored. I used to dye my own material and it is time consuming and messy. 

You can reach Dana
If you are close to these shops check out Dana's art.
142 S. Main St. 
Morton, Illinois  61550

Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 S. W. Washington
Peoria, Illinois. 61602
Honor and integrity in art, in life.


  1. She sounds like a very interesting and talented lady. Hugs, Valerie

  2. She is one of the few who has a job where being at work can deplete your energy. I am so happy for her to have found an outlet that helps her find relaxation and renewal. She creates beautiful beading pieces.
    Domestic Violence is as serious today as it was back in the 1960's when I was a young wife of 16 years old. There were no shelters then. Thankfully there are now and have wonderful and caring people that are there to help. I was one of the lucky few who finally left after seven years of hell and met and married my wonderful husband of 46 years in April~

    Hugs to You Both Nicole

  3. She sounds like an amazing person and her work on her website truly is amazing.I used work at a shelter in Peoria, IL. in the early 80's and it is a very draining job. I've been to that bead shop in Morton and they have some really great stuff. Between my eyes and my hands I can't do much beadwork anymore :(

    1. Hi Carol, was it my shelter? Women Strength?

  4. Bless your heart, Dana! It is a pleasure to meet you! Gorgeous creation!!!

  5. What lovely bead art! It is so very pretty.


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