Several years ago, Nancy Strahle was taken by surprise by beads, and she now surrounds herself with them. Her work is guided by a love of seed beads and fascination with off-loom bead weaving techniques, and she tends to turn this focus into whimsical sculptures or unique art-to-wear pieces.
Exploring off-loom bead weaving techniques has led Nancy to the development of innovative stitch variations and exciting bead projects. Teaching beadwork to others has also become a bit of a passion. When not beading, she operates her sole-practitioner CPA practice and enjoys life with her husband and pet family, and garden in Bellevue, Washington.
Nancy’s work has been exhibited in the bi-annual, juried Absolutely Beads shows sponsored by Beads & Beyond in Bellevue. The most recent Absolutely Beads show, in December 2004, also featured her work in the mind-and-soul expanding collaborative bead project, Forces of Nature (a.k.a. the Stool Project).