Connie  Nabholtz

With a lifelong appreciation for the arts, Connie has created artwork in many mediums, but when she discovered seed beads, she knew they were her passion. She is forever fascinated with the variety of tiny seed beads and timeless off-loom weaving techniques she uses to create her one-of-a-kind sculptural vessels and jewelry pieces. Always intrigued with the variety of structures and forms she can create, Connie cannot wait to learn a new stitch or discover new variations on favorites. Excited to share her knowledge with others, she started teaching in 1999 and currently teaches at the LH Bead Gallery in Panama City on a regular basis. She has taught nationally for Interweave Press Beadfest shows, and in 2015, traveled to Okinawa, Japan to teach four classes. She started teaching bead weaving at William Holland in 2012, and in 2013 added a class in kumihimo. Connie has won numerous awards at juried art shows and competitions throughout the southeastern US, including several Best-in-Shows. One piece traveled to Japan with the TOHO bead company another was purchased by the Swarovski Crystal Company yet another piece was put on display for ISGB at the Bead and Button Show. Connie's work is currently displayed in three galleries in the Southeast and she sells her work at numerous juried art shows. See her work and upcoming class projects at