Originally from Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Maureen Chin was first introduced to beading by her mother, who showed her a few basic techniques. Inspired to learn more, Maureen joined The Bead Society of Greater New York where she became an active member for over 10 years. During that time she took classes with many distinguished bead artists and later found she wanted to share her knowledge and passion for beading and began teaching. She taught at many venues in the New York area and at the Bead & Button Show.
Maureen works primarily with seed beads, but has an affinity for glass leaves, flowers, crystals and anything that sparkles! Both bling and her love of color are always apparent and incorporated into her designs.
Maureen currently resides in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and two spoiled Birman cats.
Beadwork Magazine Beaded Bead Contest
Fire Mountain Gems ad featured in Interweave Crochet (Winter 2009) and Flow Magazine (Spring 2010)
2012 Bead-It-Forward Quilt Square
2010 Bead-It-Forward Quilt Square
The Bead Society Of Greater New York, New York, NY
YWCA Crafts Student League, New York, NY
Beads By Blanche, Bergenfield, NJ
Long Island Bead Society, Massapequa, NY
Bead & Button Show 2003, Milwaukee, WI
Capital Area Bead Organization (CABO), Raleigh, NC