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I firmly believe that people are born with certain talents, everybody has at least one. Some people are born with an edge in academia, others are born with a natural intuition to help or protect others, some are amazingly gifted at music. Me? Well, I believe I was born to craft.

I come from a loooong line of crafters and builders, so I guess you could say it's in my blood. Ever since I was little I've always had a strong drive to make things. When I was little my favorite subject in school was art, and in high school I was in Theatre as part of the tech crew. My favorite afternoons after school were spend building show sets. It didn't really matter what kind of craft, my passion has always been to take pieces and parts and to find new and creative ways to put them together to create a whole. Preferable something functional, but always enjoyable…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 18
  • Joined June 18, 2011

Favorite materials

Wire, crystal beads, glass beads, seed beads, lampwork beads

About

I firmly believe that people are born with certain talents, everybody has at least one. Some people are born with an edge in academia, others are born with a natural intuition to help or protect others, some are amazingly gifted at music. Me? Well, I believe I was born to craft.

I come from a loooong line of crafters and builders, so I guess you could say it's in my blood. Ever since I was little I've always had a strong drive to make things. When I was little my favorite subject in school was art, and in high school I was in Theatre as part of the tech crew. My favorite afternoons after school were spend building show sets. It didn't really matter what kind of craft, my passion has always been to take pieces and parts and to find new and creative ways to put them together to create a whole. Preferable something functional, but always enjoyable.

However, the road to finding that one (or two or three :) discipline that I find truly captivating and challenging has been a long one, and one that I'm still following. I've tried just about everything under the sun, except maybe glass working, but that's still to come.
I am abominably bad at sewing, which I believe my poor mother, the family seamstress, laments to this day. And crocheting and knitting I have tried but they never really excited me. I do enjoy and am decent at woodworking, when I can avoid massive amounts of math. And candle making is one of those mood things. But it wasn't until I got to talking with a co-worker who had recently taken up jewelry making that anything had really sparked my long term interest.

In fact, she surprised me one day with a necklace she had made for me. It was shades of purple with blue and green seed bead accents, and it was gorgeous. I got so wrapped up in admiring her handy work and how she had accomplished something so lovely in such a short amount of time, both to create and to learn, that I just had to know more. I'm sure I annoyed her with my incessant questions that day, and when I got home I got to researching different kinds of jewelry making and styles and what tools and supplies were needed. And wouldn't you know it, by the end of the week I had ordered a set of tools and some beads and materials.

Once I got that first shipment of beads and I sat down to play and create and design I have never looked back. Of course, I am still learning. But here I am, just about four years later, ready to share my passion for creation with you!

Thank you!
Liz Schulze

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