Marlene Cartter has has been creating both loomed and off loom bead work since the early 1990’s,. She is a native Californian, born and raised in the Los Angeles area. Marlene and her husband currently live in Northern California.
Family stories of Mexican and Native American ancestors and the artistic bent that often comes with left-handedness are part of the inspiration that led her interest in beading. She also creates Native American styles along with contemporary pieces with an Art Deco influence.