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.