Karin Bella's Profile

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My name is Karin.. I am a homeschooling mom of two young ones (6 & 8), and I' started creating jewelry in March 2011.

I got into beads almost 20(!) years ago, after my first son was born. My husband at that time, was doing some carpentry work for a family that imported old African Trade beads. We stayed with the family while my ex-husband was working there, and needless to say, I was quite intrigued by the beauty and history behind those beads. I returned home with a nice array of all kinds of beads.

I had so much fun creating new pieces, the sheer endless possibilities were amazing. I sold some pieces to friends and such, but that was the extent of my business then.

Life took it's turns and twists over the course of the next 10 years or so, my beading ceased, but the boxes of beads…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 5
  • Joined April 29, 2009

Favorite materials

African trade beads, gems, natural organic beads

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About

My name is Karin.. I am a homeschooling mom of two young ones (6 & 8), and I' started creating jewelry in March 2011.

I got into beads almost 20(!) years ago, after my first son was born. My husband at that time, was doing some carpentry work for a family that imported old African Trade beads. We stayed with the family while my ex-husband was working there, and needless to say, I was quite intrigued by the beauty and history behind those beads. I returned home with a nice array of all kinds of beads.

I had so much fun creating new pieces, the sheer endless possibilities were amazing. I sold some pieces to friends and such, but that was the extent of my business then.

Life took it's turns and twists over the course of the next 10 years or so, my beading ceased, but the boxes of beads moved with me wherever I went.

My children are at an age now, where they will not mistake my beads for food anymore. On the contrary, they were really intrigued by the beads, when I first pulled them out. They asked me to help them make a necklace and bracelet, which they wore proudly afterward. Maybe in the future, some of their creations will show up in my store!

In December of 2011 I opened my second shop, which will exclusively carry beading and a few shipping supplies. www.etsy.com/shop/BellasBeadHabit

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