Glena was raised in Idaho where she learned to appreciate nature, animals, trees, flowers and mountains. However, she tired of the snow and moved to sunny Arizona by the London Bridge where she learned to appreciate the desert, too.
Glena has always had an artistic streak. In the beginning, it was oil painting where she won many awards for her artistic endeavors. While in Havasu she painted a line of clothes for a clothing manufacture and a line of hand-painted bedspreads for a linen company. Then beads came into her life and made her life very interesting.
Glena loves the feel of running her fingers through the beads and the beautiful color combinations that you can get with them. She has learned from some of the best beaders in the business and has enjoyed the journey. Her work uses many different materials from nature like wood, bones, claws, stones, porcelain, metals and many different kinds of glass beads. She also makes heirloom pieces for people using memorable pieces that are special to someone and creating a unique piece of jewelry made especially for the owner.
Glena feels like while creating a piece that she always has angels over her shoulders directing her thoughts and fingers. She has won several contests with her beadwork.