Welcome to Phoenix Rising, the site dedicated to Bette Kelley’s artistic endeavors. I was previously known for my beaded collars, but time marches on and textile art has now become my focus.
I use textile art/embroidery to tell stories, communicate thoughts, and express impressions of the world in which we live. One of my ongoing goals is to find a creative use for the amazing collection I’ve amassed over the years.
Each project has a challenge. As a lover of puzzles, I try to incorporate a challenge into each piece I create.
Many items are for sale, others have been sold.
Please look around so you can discover my wide range, and thanks for looking.