Red Fringe Crocheted Bead Choker
About the Artist: Aurora Fox
I have been a fiber artist for over 40 years, and started beading about 6 years ago--with bead crochet. I teach bead crochet, and also do bead embroidery. I am an artist who was born and grew up in Alaska, as did my mother--my grandfather was a gold miner. I worked for over 20 years on commercial fishing boats in Alaskan waters and lived for over 18 years in the"bush" with no electricity and no cars. Alaska has shaped my view of life and culture, but so has raising two daughters, a life of making art in many mediums, and owning my own Used and Rare Bookstore. I guess I am somewhat of a vagabond who has done many things in my life--deckhand on a fishing boat, bookseller, nanny, chef, administrative assistant in a college dean's office,mom (that is a job!) but I always come back to artist. I also knit, sew, and draw and paint.