Kathy Walker started doing Native American beadwork about 25 years ago because her husband, who is Shawnee,
needed items for his regalia. But once she conquered traditional loom beadwork she felt a need to break out. Today Kathy’s work encompasses bead weaving plus chain and wire art that is both elegant and contemporary.
Kathy’s repertoire includes necklaces, earrings and other jewelry, book marks, beaded flower bouquets, and three-dimensional trees with trunks, branches and roots formed with intricate twists and turns. Recently she started creating framed still lifes that can be wall hung.
Her tools are vices, chasing hammers and needle nose pliers. Her raw materials include glass seed beads, rocks and copper wire.
Kathy and her husband relocated from Chicago to live in East Bernstadt where they are closer to family and tribal lands.
Phone: 606 260-1665
Samples of Kathy’s work are on display at Weaver’s Restaurant at 133 Fourth St., London, KY