About Me

Welcome to my gallery. Click on any image for more information. If you are interested in a specific piece please feel free to call (218-216-1109) or email (jo@jowoodbeads.com) to make an appointment to see the piece, or for more information. Some bead pieces that have been sold are included in my gallery so that you can see more examples of my work.

I love gardening, walks in the woods, and all kinds of fiber art. I am a bead artist inspired by nature, my sanctuary. I sew tiny glass beads on felted wool textiles to "paint" my impressions of nature's ever-changing patterns. In my studio I create the felted wool, stitch the beads, and frame each piecce.

Living and working in Northern Minnesota for over 20 years has given me time to know shorelines, forest trails, and gardens where flowers gesture, trees reach, and water moves. Through my art I share this connection to nature, the abundance, peace and beauty of this place.

My current home and garden are on the North Shore of Lake Superior, near Grand Marais, MN. More information is available in my bio.

I enjoy creating works on commission, special pieces just for you. If you’d like to make an appointment to view my work, or to purchase a piece, please contact me.

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