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Hi. I'm Beqi. I make stuff. It's what I do and who I am. I decided to start this shop as a place where I can maybe earn a little money making things and challenging myself. First, though, a little history about me that should explain what kind of stuff I make:

When I was a kid, my mom taught me to sew, crochet, and cook. My dad taught me to use a beading loom and aided and abetted my interest in photography. In middle school and high school, I picked up some basic woodworking skills. When I got to college, I majored in Manufacturing (I've recently completed a Master's degree in that field), and therefore learned machining, welding, and casting. Through electives, I learned to throw pots and other ceramics skills, as well as bookbinding (I loved that class so much I took it twice!). During a summer break, a friend of the family taught me to spin. I got interested in lacemaking,…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 9
  • Joined July 1, 2008

Favorite materials

silk, cotton, colorful hardwoods

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  • LaBeq
    Bobbin lace, woodwork, and other pretty...

About

Hi. I'm Beqi. I make stuff. It's what I do and who I am. I decided to start this shop as a place where I can maybe earn a little money making things and challenging myself. First, though, a little history about me that should explain what kind of stuff I make:

When I was a kid, my mom taught me to sew, crochet, and cook. My dad taught me to use a beading loom and aided and abetted my interest in photography. In middle school and high school, I picked up some basic woodworking skills. When I got to college, I majored in Manufacturing (I've recently completed a Master's degree in that field), and therefore learned machining, welding, and casting. Through electives, I learned to throw pots and other ceramics skills, as well as bookbinding (I loved that class so much I took it twice!). During a summer break, a friend of the family taught me to spin. I got interested in lacemaking, and, using books, have taught myself to make bobbin lace. I am also pretty much self-taught in wood turning, using the midi lathe my parents gave me for my birthday a few years ago. They gave it to me so I could make my own bobbins, but I have been branching out a bit, as well.

My basic philosophy is that I can figure out how to make anything that can be made. My ability to actually make what I figure out is limited only by availability of resources.

For more information about the pretty things I make, plus in-process pictures, see my blog at www.madebylabeq.blogspot.com

Please also check out my Facebook business page at http://www.facebook.com/business/dashboard/?ref=sb#/pages/La-Beq-Gifts/68080175217 and if you like, become a fan. I post pictures of new items as I list (almost never more than one a day, usually less), so that's a good way to keep on top of my new items!

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