MARIA FOSTER's Profile

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Hello everyone!

UPDATE:
My son is ill and I am concentrating on getting him well. So please be patient...The shop RE-VAMP will have to wait for now...August 15,2012.

Feel free to read on:

I was diagnosed with severe spinal disease 6 months ago and I'm in bed propped on pillows most of the day.

After two months of being bedridden, I couldn't stand watching tv or surfing the net all day long any more!!

I decided to follow my passion since now, I COULD!! What freedom!!

I made up my mind to create my own jewelry line.

Sitting propped on pillows, on my bed, I create my…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 10
  • Joined March 5, 2012

Favorite materials

crystals semi precious stones gold filled and silver wire and rose gold wire, brass beads brass clasp, genuine pearls, genuine gemstones lapidary hand carvings lapidary pendants, reborn baby dolls, crocheted lace edged scarves

About

Hello everyone!

UPDATE:
My son is ill and I am concentrating on getting him well. So please be patient...The shop RE-VAMP will have to wait for now...August 15,2012.

Feel free to read on:

I was diagnosed with severe spinal disease 6 months ago and I'm in bed propped on pillows most of the day.

After two months of being bedridden, I couldn't stand watching tv or surfing the net all day long any more!!

I decided to follow my passion since now, I COULD!! What freedom!!

I made up my mind to create my own jewelry line.

Sitting propped on pillows, on my bed, I create my jewelry on a breakfast tray; my two chihuahua's, Bambi and Thumper always by my side.

I am married and have three children, a daughter, and two sons. They all live on their own now. Since I am still experiencing empty nest syndrome from their leaving home. That has been very very hard for me.

I have made many pearl necklaces over the last two years as a hobby. I have listed 5 of them so far.

I will be listing more soon, after I take their pictures.

I have always LOVED jewelry, and I found that I was always drawn to jewelry that was intricate and rich looking. Wearing the pearls I made made me feel like a Queen.

I love jewel tones, and incorporate them using fine crystals in royal colors, emerald greeen, sapphire blue, ruby red, citrine yellow, bronze, gold brass beads, and even real gemstones when I find the right supplier who is affordable.

Please have a look at My Sea section. There you will find treasures of the sea which are my hand knotted pearls necklaces..More will follow once I get all these necklaces listed.

My shop is called: MADE FROM MY BED

What's new is that I will be getting my shop re-vamped and have every photo retaken....with a real model wearing the jewelry not just displaying them on a fake display!

If you have seen the shop on Etsy.com, you will see that I have only about a handful of items listed, maybe two handfuls. LOL

First of all there is a section called Treasure Chest which lists my hand crocheted wire necklaces, each one being a one of a kind, never reproduced again.

Then there are my hand knotted pearl necklaces which I have all ready to list, and boy are they ever a lot of them!! They are part of my Treasures of the sea section.

Treasures of the sky will first list a few sun-catchers made of crystal prisms. Then anything which will pertain to the sky.

I learnt how to hand knot pearls on "You Tube"...and that's not all I am learning there.
You Tube has an extensive "How-To" Section and tutorials showing you how to do just about everything.....SOOOOOO......THERE IS MORE!!

Since I can't make anything because I ran out of supplies and am recreating my shop and banner and listings, I have been learning to make "Needle Lace "OYA" scarves and handkerchiefs with hook lace and beaded ones as well! That will be my Third Section for my shop: Gifts of Needle, Hook and Thread.

To top it off, I am including a reborn baby doll section, I have purchased the dolls one by one and am learning to recreate these unfinished dolls to hopefully look lifelike...it is truly an art form!

I am simply waiting for funds to buy the special paints required to "reborn" the dolls. Instead of a birth day, these beautiful works of art have a "reborn date". They will be in my "Joy From Heaven" Section.

I think this section will take the longest time to fill with dolls, because the process is a time consuming one, using layer upon layer upon layer of paints in order to make the already lifelike sculpted dolls look like a real baby. Some are so good you can't tell from a photo of the doll whether it is a real child or not! Now that's talent! I only hope to be :half as good as they are!

So that's what I have planned since I cannot create anything I have at least been watching and learning how to create new items for MadeFromMyBed....since I cannot
make anything yet.


There will be five categories to choose from.

Treasure chest-- Handmade crocheted wire jewelry
Treasures of the Sea--Hand knotted pearl necklaces.
Treasures of the Sky--Crystal Prism sun-catchers in Wire
Gifts of Needle, hook and thread-- Hook lace and Needle lace edged scarves.
Joy from Heaven-- Reborn dolls, an art form. Incredibly lifelike baby dolls. Works
of art, not for children.

Take care ! And remember: "Just because life gives you lemons, and you've made lemonade, doesn't mean you have to DRINK it!! Do yourself a BIG favor...add some SUGAR first!

Life can SOMETIMES be a Bed of Roses!!


I will fill these categories a little at a time, starting with the Treasures of the Sea.

I will list more soon.

Have fun looking through all my treasures. Choose one that will make a treasure for yourself or a gift for someone!!!

Enjoy!

Maria

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