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Early one Christmas morning, a discovery of crochet hooks, thread, and a "how to book, put me on a journey towards creativity., for if Santa thought it fitting, it certainly must be something I could do! He overestimated my skills at that age however, for it took many years before I finally mastered the craft!

Growing up in my house, Dad was always creating something, and I found him to be my guiding force for all creative endeavors; from building my dream of a volcano, to an ice rink in the back yard. When I began to create jewelry at age 12, he took interest and offered his "expertise" and he did have some wonderful, out of the box ideas with his tool and die background. The same year I was offered an all expenses paid table at the summer fair, and even though a bit uncertain of such a huge endeavor, I couldn't resist! I wound up having so much fun customizing rings and interacting with the…

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  • Joined November 3, 2008

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Early one Christmas morning, a discovery of crochet hooks, thread, and a "how to book, put me on a journey towards creativity., for if Santa thought it fitting, it certainly must be something I could do! He overestimated my skills at that age however, for it took many years before I finally mastered the craft!

Growing up in my house, Dad was always creating something, and I found him to be my guiding force for all creative endeavors; from building my dream of a volcano, to an ice rink in the back yard. When I began to create jewelry at age 12, he took interest and offered his "expertise" and he did have some wonderful, out of the box ideas with his tool and die background. The same year I was offered an all expenses paid table at the summer fair, and even though a bit uncertain of such a huge endeavor, I couldn't resist! I wound up having so much fun customizing rings and interacting with the public. At days end, I packed up my card table, jewelry supplies with a blue ribbon in hand, and a remarkable story to share with my family.

In the years that followed, Dad continued to foster my creative side, even making a section of his desk my storefront. I often wonder what he would share with me now, as I'm certain he would add such a unique dimension to my Creation Dept..

Now, my "blue ribbon" moments are when I can bring joy to another with something I've made, what could be better?



My personal buying account is ciaobellina.etsy.com

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