Amanda Clark Taylor
Bead by Bead by Bead
Mixed Media Sculpture, Bead Weaving & More...
Friends and Family

NanC Meinhardt:
My Master Class teacher, and wonderful mentor. There aren't words enough to describe her generosity. She teaches a wide variety of classes all over. Go to her website and hope she's teaching near you.

Creative Castle:
Carole introduced me to NanC. Her shop's in Newbury Park, CA. Her shop has the best classes in the area. If she doesn't have the bead or supply you're looking for, you don't need it.

Vista Point Artists:
This is my artist guild, made up of people from my Master Class. Check this web site for our upcoming exhibits, plus to see what all my cohorts are up to.

Kandra's Beads:
Kandra's the best! She understands beaders and what they want. Her shop on the web has a wide selection, great prices and prompt service.

Liz Smith:
Liz does it all, from off-loom work to bead stringing to loom work. If you get a chance to take a class from her, jump at it.

Melanie Schow:
Melanie bends wire like no one else, ever. Take any class that she teaches. You will not regret it. Plus her wire necklaces are too beautiful for words.

Betsy Youngquist:
I took a class with Betsy in Chicago. She taught me how to widen how I see and use beads. I cannot recommend her classes enough. 

Joni Leaf:
Joni taught me to weave. Not an easy task. She widened my understanding of weaving; it's not all plaid. She taught at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, in Oregon. She is a versitile artist and a very good teacher.

Residencies, Schools, Havens, Heavens

HeavenThe perfect place to sit amidst nature and work, in the high desert of Oregon, near Summer Lake. Please upport them as they are truly the kindest,most generous of a community.

Penland School of Crafts:
Want to spend some time in the beautiful North Carolina Mountains while taking classes in a wide variety of techniques? This is the place for you. Heaven.

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology:
Heaven. Pure and simple. Unbelievable teachers in an unbelievable setting at an unbelievable center. Go take a course. You will not regret it. (Outside of Lincoln City, Oregon.)


Idyllwild Realty:
My husband, the wonderful Mr. Steve Taylor, is a realtor in the best town on earth. How lucky can he get! He's honest, from Iowa, hardworking, and cute as a button.

Frank Bruynbroek:
Frank takes amazing black and white portraits of dogs, capturing the unique personality of each dog. He owns a gallery in Idyllwild where he shows his pictures of rescued dogs, commissioned portraits, and street scenes from around the world.

MiddleRidge Winery:
Handcrafted artisan wine. Idyllwild is home to the winery’s headquarters and the site for testing new ideas in winemaking, with production in nearby Temecula.

(Photo Frank Bruynbroek 2011)