About Beauty and the Beads Jewelry: Carol McGarvey and Sharon Morse are the co-owners and artistic creators of Beauty and the Beads Jewelry. They began 17 years ago by taking courses and working in many different jewelry techniques like bead embroidery, stamping, bead crochet, stringing, and metalsmithing. Sharon and Carol work individually on their creations but their designs compliment each other’s work. Their business has been successful because of their stylistic differences and color preferences. Carol and Sharon were introduced to the art of Kumihimo braiding in 2012. Since that time they have researched and pursued the mastery of this intricate technique. Kumihimo is the ancient art of Japanese braiding dating back to 800 BC. It was originally woven with silks and other fibers by the Samurai. Both ladies are Members of the American Kumihimo Society and have taken courses with the most famous Japanese-American Kumihimo master, Makiko Tada. Kumihimo has become their specialty and has been well received by their customers.