Nicole DeBaere's Profile
I was born with beadwork in my blood! I first started making jewelry when I was a little girl. For holidays and birthdays, my favorite gifts were the kids craft kits. My first kit was for friendship bracelets. The most meaningful kit was a seed bead loom. My favorites were any beading kit! I loved them! I "played" with them until all the beads were used up. I would keep some finished pieces for myself and give the rest to my best friends and favorite family members.
My family continued to give me these types of gifts because I loved them so much, and they did too! The adults who would see me "work" always told me that I was talented and that I should sell my jewelry. But I didn't. I worked so hard on those little bracelets. They meant so much to me! Looking at them on my wrists gave me a sense of accomplishment. Seeing my friends proudly wear them made me feel loved! I had fun developing my style and playing with color…
- Born on January 29
- Joined October 21, 2010