Kandra has been a bead force in the bead community for a very long time. I first met her when she attended a class at Creative Castle which was probably in the 2001 ish time frame. She invited me to teach at the 'By the Bead Blue Sea' retreat in Cambria and at her store in San Luis Obispo. It was back in my 'Bellisimo' days, a right angle weave beaded bead, and Kandra made several beautiful ones.
These are mine, but the dagger one was inspired by Kandra.
It's funny to go so far back and see the start of my right angle weave ways! It would be fun to bring back Bellisimo....and maybe there is a day I will.
Kandra's current endeavor is Kandra's beads in Solvang, a Danish town off the 101. We had the opportunity to stop by on our last trip North. Kandra has a beautiful selection of Japanese seed beads, and she remains, kind, radiant and beautiful!