I’ve always been interested in arts & crafts, in making things. I’ve done paper miniatures, needlepoints, calligraphy and most recently, pottery. But making jewelry, well, that one stuck.
Back as a teenager, I started making jewelry as a lark for myself. Then it progressed to making presents for my friends. From there, selling it at craft shows. Decades later I am still making jewelry and loving it. There is just something so satisfying at staring at so many different types of beads, sizes and shapes and then creating a beautiful piece that you can wear forever.
In my jewelry, I only use semi-precious stones (amethyst, lapis lazuli, onyx, turquoise, etc) & fresh water pearls with sterling silver or gold-filled accent beads. Okay, I admit it. I’m a bit of a bead snob. :-) Enjoy!
- Joined November 8, 2009