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My name is Christa, and I have been beading since October 2008. I was involved in a devastating motorcycle accident on September 1st, 2008 where I nearly lost my leg. I spent a month in the hospital and had a total of 8 surgeries. I then stayed at my parent's house for 2 months until I could navigate stairs on my own. While I was confined to bed, my occupational therapist suggested I take up a hobby that would keep my hands busy. I had been interested in learning how to bead prior to my accident. I started off by reading every book I could get my hands on. After ordering all the tools and supplies I needed to get started, the passion ignited. I was a quick learner, and started to sell the items I was creating. Thanks to friends and family, I have been able to start a business. Being on Etsy is very exciting! My husband has given me excellent care and support, while I create under the watchful eye of my dog, Terra. I am thankful…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 21
  • Joined June 11, 2009

Favorite materials

charms, crystal beads, cats eye beads, miracle beads, semiprecious gemstones, silver plated findings, colored wire, suede cord, glass pearls, paua shell, crackle glass beads, donut pendants, memory wire

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About

My name is Christa, and I have been beading since October 2008. I was involved in a devastating motorcycle accident on September 1st, 2008 where I nearly lost my leg. I spent a month in the hospital and had a total of 8 surgeries. I then stayed at my parent's house for 2 months until I could navigate stairs on my own. While I was confined to bed, my occupational therapist suggested I take up a hobby that would keep my hands busy. I had been interested in learning how to bead prior to my accident. I started off by reading every book I could get my hands on. After ordering all the tools and supplies I needed to get started, the passion ignited. I was a quick learner, and started to sell the items I was creating. Thanks to friends and family, I have been able to start a business. Being on Etsy is very exciting! My husband has given me excellent care and support, while I create under the watchful eye of my dog, Terra. I am thankful to have the ability to create beautiful jewelry each day.

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