Welcome to our newest beading instructor, Doris Weinbaum! Here’s a little background on her!
Doris Weinbaum has been involved with beads, both as a businesswoman
and an artist/teacher, for 18 years. Doris opened a retail bead shop
in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 1993. While owning
and managing the shop, Doris began learning beading techniques and
jewelry design from instructors in her store, books and customers.
Given her breadth of experience with many other hand-crafts, including
sewing, knitting and crocheting, Doris’ talent for beading blossomed.
Doris has had one of her original designs published, has other
original designs in production and has taught a wide range of beading
techniques to children and adults. As a former home economics teacher,
Doris most enjoys watching where individual creativity will take her
students. Doris believes there are no limits to the artistic uses for
beads, especially when combined with knowledge of beadwork techniques
In January 2008, Doris and her husband Mike relocated to San Clemente,
California for a career change for Mike and a lifestyle change for
both. Doris still owns and manages Bead in Hand, which is now in the
daily care of her staff. Doris looks forward to spreading her
knowledge and love of beadwork to a new community of artists in