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Hi Everyone,

I decided to add to my boring profile. It is true that I have worked with polymer clay for a long time. I have been working with polymer clay for the last 25 years. At one time I had my own design business where I designed figurines and giftware for many companies. I would design a line of figurines and the company would market them under my trademarks. I had a wonderful time doing this, I was able to stay at home with my young daughters and continue to do what I loved. After many years of deadlines and no sleep I had reached the point where I was burned out and decided to go back to school for another degree(my first is in art). I have been teaching elementary education for 6 years now and love it. But something was missing...I had not touched clay for 5 years and was missing it. I wasn't ready to go back into the figurine business, but I needed a creative outlet…

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  • Born on May 15
  • Joined March 24, 2008

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About

Hi Everyone,

I decided to add to my boring profile. It is true that I have worked with polymer clay for a long time. I have been working with polymer clay for the last 25 years. At one time I had my own design business where I designed figurines and giftware for many companies. I would design a line of figurines and the company would market them under my trademarks. I had a wonderful time doing this, I was able to stay at home with my young daughters and continue to do what I loved. After many years of deadlines and no sleep I had reached the point where I was burned out and decided to go back to school for another degree(my first is in art). I have been teaching elementary education for 6 years now and love it. But something was missing...I had not touched clay for 5 years and was missing it. I wasn't ready to go back into the figurine business, but I needed a creative outlet. My sister suggested making beads. It was the perfect suggestion! I love making smaller items. Since starting with beads I have made many more items and will continue to come up with more designs. You may even see a figurine or two when I have more time this summer. If anyone has something they would like created that I don't have email me and I will do my best to make it.

On a personal note, my two small daughters are now 15 and 18. They are very active in school and sports. My husband is also a teacher, but in a neighboring district.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions I am very willing to try to answer them. Talk soon.
Maggie

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