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Pleased to meet you; my name is Connie. I am an engineer by day and a beader by night.

Much of my inspiration comes from the natural world - colors and shapes, textures and lighting in the sky, land and water. Sometimes I am inspired by a stitch - the way the beads fit together give me an idea for a new piece. You can see how inspiration turns into beadwork on my blog:
http://asteropebc.blogspot.com

I started beading because I took a trip to the library. I had just started browsing for a book for myself when my pre-school aged children began dissolving into tantrums If I wanted to get a book, I had to do it fast. I saw a new paperback with a beautiful netted bead collar on the cover and wondered, how is that made?

After I checked that book out, my fate was sealed. Once I started beading I fell in…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 26
  • Joined October 21, 2009

Favorite materials

seed beads, delica beads, glass, stone, labradorite, pearls, sterling silver, copper

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About

Pleased to meet you; my name is Connie. I am an engineer by day and a beader by night.

Much of my inspiration comes from the natural world - colors and shapes, textures and lighting in the sky, land and water. Sometimes I am inspired by a stitch - the way the beads fit together give me an idea for a new piece. You can see how inspiration turns into beadwork on my blog:
http://asteropebc.blogspot.com

I started beading because I took a trip to the library. I had just started browsing for a book for myself when my pre-school aged children began dissolving into tantrums If I wanted to get a book, I had to do it fast. I saw a new paperback with a beautiful netted bead collar on the cover and wondered, how is that made?

After I checked that book out, my fate was sealed. Once I started beading I fell in love with it. The first time I went to a bead store, my reactions to all the colors, textures and shapes were so intense, I just wandered around for hours (still a problem). I saw visions of new patterns while I was at work. I felt driven to finish a project just to see what it would look like. Then I was off to the next one.

As a result, I have way too much jewelry! It doesn't bother me at all to pass my work along to other people. The joy for me is in creating, not having.

I chose my store name because I love astronomy. Asterope is the name of one of the Pleiades (which is a beautiful star cluster in Taurus). Though it looks like a single star to the naked eye, a telescope or binoculars reveals that Asterope is actually two stars.

I am a proud member of the Etsy Beadweavers Team. Search "EBW Team" for more beautiful beadwoven creations. You can also view our blog at :
http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com

I have recently started making treasuries that feature EBW Team pieces. You can see a list of these treasuries at:
http://www.etsy.com/people/AsteropeBC/treasury

You can also follow me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Newberg-OR/Asterope-Bead-Creations/197365267078

or on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/asteropebc

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