Some people ask me how I got started beading, well, I began to bead when my dear mother fell ill with double pneumonia and had to be put on a respirator...it was the beginning of a long 6 month battle until she passed in May of 2005, however, through beading I was able to keep busy and keep my mind occupied so I could cope with what was happening in my life.
I would come and visit my mother in the hospital and show her all the beautiful trinkets I had created and she loved them so much! I used to come in and put a special lavender bracelet with a silver butterfly on it, that I made for her, the butterfly symbolizes eternal life to me! I have come to realize that each piece I make allows me to heal. I really feel that this is the path that God has lead me to be on because I have been blessed by making so many new friends on Etsy and we are there for each other through the good times and the bad!
- Joined November 1, 2006