My inspiration to create comes from a life-long love of beautiful and interesting beads, jewellery, fabrics and decorative accessories of all styles throughout history and across all cultures. This love and appreciation was introduced into my life by family members including my two Great Aunts, my Grandmothers and my own Mother. They never threw anything out and we spent many happy hours trawling through and admiring beads, bits of lace, buttons, old jewellery, perfume bottles and any old thing that they'd kept in tins, drawers and boxes.
For a number of years, together with other work, I supplied jewellery, accessories and decorative handcrafts to shops. More recently I have been making my own designs as I am now able to devote more time to the creative process and indulge myself in something I love.
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- Joined June 7, 2011