I have enjoyed experimenting with beads and creating jewelry with them for as long as I can remember. I always liked to have jewelry that matched whatever I was wearing. Between my career as an early childhood administrator running busy preschools, my commitment to my role of Mom, and my tendency to be a perpetual graduate student, beading seemed to always get pushed to the back burner. When my daughter became an elementary school teacher, I began to extend my creative jewelry making juices to designing lanyards for her to use for her ID badge and school keys.
It was not, however, until January 2011 when my daughter’s best friend Abby, also a teacher, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) that I began to reevaluate my priorities in life. Within a few weeks after her diagnosis, I left my career of over 25 years, decided to convert my beading passion into a business both giving me the pe…
- Born on July 9
- Joined January 21, 2012