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It is with great joy that I am able to return to the glass bead making world. After the sudden loss of our 7 year old son in 2009, I took a long break from many of the things that I had enjoyed doing. My heart just wasn't in it. Our hearts still break daily, but we are healing. Slowly. Getting back to the torch was a great release for me; a creative outlet that I desperately needed. And so now, I am getting back in the game. I work full time but am still managing to get a few sessions of bead making in each week. The fruits of my labor will be presented here on Etsy.

Thank you all for holding my hand and heart during this past year. Please continue to keep our family in your thoughts and prayers.

And now my story:

For as long as I can remember I have admired the…

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  • Born on August 30
  • Joined February 28, 2008

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It is with great joy that I am able to return to the glass bead making world. After the sudden loss of our 7 year old son in 2009, I took a long break from many of the things that I had enjoyed doing. My heart just wasn't in it. Our hearts still break daily, but we are healing. Slowly. Getting back to the torch was a great release for me; a creative outlet that I desperately needed. And so now, I am getting back in the game. I work full time but am still managing to get a few sessions of bead making in each week. The fruits of my labor will be presented here on Etsy.

Thank you all for holding my hand and heart during this past year. Please continue to keep our family in your thoughts and prayers.

And now my story:

For as long as I can remember I have admired the beautiful artsy beaded jewelry that fills the trendy little gift shops. I have always admired, but never been able to buy. Bead Still My Heart began as a single craft project. I became so fascinated by the shapes, sizes, colors and textures of the beads I was working with that I couldn't just stop with one project. As one piece of jewelry led to another I realized I was hooked. When a friend stopped by and saw one of my pieces and asked "Can you make me one?", I started considering the possibility of turning a hobby into profit. So I started putting trays of jewelry together and taking around to friends' homes. Selling enough jewelry to start investing in a good deal of beads and receiving my mothers generous overflow of beading supplies, Bead Still My Heart was born.

One night while I was searching for unique beading supplies I discovered Handmade Lampwork Beads and instantly fell in love. After months of drooling and anxious anticipation to light the torch and try it for myself, I finally was able to get the equipment and supplies needed to start the lifelong process of learning the ancient art of Lampwork Bead making. I absolutely love making beads. Recognizing that I am drawn to so many styles and designs I dont focus on a particular theme. But, I will say that I am intoxicated by transparent colored glass.

Most of my bead and jewelry making time is done after the kids are in school. But sometimes an idea for a new bead just wont rest until I sit down and bring it to life. Creativity is a wonderful, albeit time consuming, thing.

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