Patti Whiteley-Beader & Friend

On Saturday, January 31st, the bead community lost an active and creative community member in Patti Whiteley.  Patti was a long-time member of the Bead Society of New Jersey until work obligations precluded her attending meetings.

Patti was a designer and fused-glass beadmaker.  Her work was featured in the book “1000 Glass Beads.”  She often attended Bead & Button, taking classes and enjoying the shopping and schmoozing.  She was very active in many online bead communities as well.

Patti’s work can be seen at

Patti Whiteley at BeadFest

Patti Whiteley at BeadFest


Patti's Fused Glass Pendant

Patti's Fused Glass Pendant


One Response to “Patti Whiteley-Beader & Friend”

  1. Jeri Says:

    This is such sad news, especially since Patti was quite young. I know her husband and son must be crushed. She was also a member of the ISGB and in particular loved attending the annual glass event at Salem Community College. Thank you Suzanne, for gently telling us this sad news. Jeri

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