Met Innmon

Bead Artist

and Instructor

Enjoying handcrafts since childhood, it was no surprise Met was instantly hooked when she discovered bead weaving over fifteen years ago. Captivated by the tiny glass bead, its textures, sizes, shapes and finishes, enticed her imagination and creativity. Playing with beads, observing the possibilities inherent in their behavior and problem solving allows her to employ unexpected techniques to create unique works of art. Since 2006, Met has been teaching nationally at bead stores and bead shows. She also had the great pleasure to teach internationally in Thailand in 2008. Met’s work was a finalist in Bead Dreams in 2006 and was on exhibition at several museum locations throughout Japan in 2007. Met’s Egyptian Waves Collar won First Place in Professional Seed Bead and Best Use of Color in the “2008 Celebrating Beads ... the journey of” competition and was on exhibition at the Bead Museum DC in 2008. Her work has appeared in numerous publications. Always innovative, Met created the “Kudu Spiral" stitch in 2009 and has designed several pieces using the stitch since. With her eye for detail, she creates comprehensive, well-written instructions. She loves teaching, working with students and sharing the common bond and passion for beads. She lives and works in Colorado in the beautiful Rocky Mountain foothills with her husband Larry.


Competitions
2008 Celebrating Beads .. the journey of
1st Annual International
Juried Jewelry Design competition
First Place in Professional Seed Bead
 & Best Use of Color for  Egyptian Waves Collar

 2006 Bead Dreams Competition finalist:
Beads in Motion ©2006
A collaborative piece with Nancy Cain


Exhibitions

August 2016 - May 2017 

Piece: Cubic Vibes ©2016 by Met Innmon
at TOHO in Japan


June 9 - 12, 2016

Piece: Cubic Vibes ©2016 by Met Innmon
at the Bead & Button Show TOHO Challenge exhibit


September 28, 2008 - December 31, 2008
Piece: Egyptian Waves Collar ©2008 by Met Innmon
at the Bead Museum DC in the
Celebrating Beads ... the journey of exhibit

March 14, 2007 - April 10, 2007
Piece: Beads in Motion
© 2006
Collaboration by Met Innmon & Nancy Cain.
Hosted by the Arts J. Crafts Executive Committee
and the Japan Association of Leisure and Culture
at the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Hakone, Japan,
the Daimaru Department Store in Shinsaibashi, Osaka,
and the Matsuzakaya Department Store in Ginza Tokyo.


Publications


Amy Katz’s Seed Bead Chic                              Design, 2014 - Kudu Spiral Bangle


Margie Deeb’s The Beader’s Guild to Jewelry Design, 2014 - Chevron On and On, Egyptian Waves, Jolie Navette



January/February 2014 - 2NJoy -

Not Your Grandma’s String of Beads -

Photography by Melanie Myhre



Marcia DeCoster’s Beads in Motion, 2013 Gallery - Beads in Motion and Flower Pinwheel Encore



June 2013 - Perlen Poesie Issue 17 - Flight of Fancy



March 2013 - Bead Circle with Mandi Ainsworth -  BCP 09 - Inspiration to Design with Met Innmon



December 2012 - Bead&Button Magazine - Margie Deeb’s Design & Color Mastery article



Ray Hemachandra’s

Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry: Photographs of Beautiful Contemporary Beadwork, 2012


Rachel Nelson-Smith's Bead Riffs: Jewelry Projects in Peyote & Right Angle Weave, 2011

Gallery - Roxanne’s Fan


Graphic Crafts Aritst '07, Japan 2007

  
August 2007 - Bead&Button Magazine - Promotional Ad For Bead&Button 2008 Show

 

    
October 2006 - Bead&Button Magazine - Your Work