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Crafing is something that I have loved and done all of my life. Both of my grandmothers and my mother taught me various skills including sewing, crochet, quilting, and embroidery. I am a self taught knitter.

A hobby creating mosaics in glass compelled me to take a glass fusing class. I found lampwork glass bead making while taking the glass fusing class in the summer of 2004. Fear of using a gas torch almost caused me not to take the lampworking class. I'm so happy I didn't chicken out! The colors and depth of glass has always fascinated me and I enjoy creating with glass.

My first craft was sewing. My mother taught me to sew before I was old enough to start school. I made most of my own clothes and those of my sons for years. Quilting and home decor projects have become my favorite items to sew. I love the feel and colors of fabrics and am…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 1
  • Joined June 28, 2007

Favorite materials

Glass, beads, fabrics, dichroic, seedbeads, sterling silver, crystals, threads

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About

Crafing is something that I have loved and done all of my life. Both of my grandmothers and my mother taught me various skills including sewing, crochet, quilting, and embroidery. I am a self taught knitter.

A hobby creating mosaics in glass compelled me to take a glass fusing class. I found lampwork glass bead making while taking the glass fusing class in the summer of 2004. Fear of using a gas torch almost caused me not to take the lampworking class. I'm so happy I didn't chicken out! The colors and depth of glass has always fascinated me and I enjoy creating with glass.

My first craft was sewing. My mother taught me to sew before I was old enough to start school. I made most of my own clothes and those of my sons for years. Quilting and home decor projects have become my favorite items to sew. I love the feel and colors of fabrics and am now creating pillows and adding them to my carabeads shop.

Bead Embroidery is a craft that I have found to be very relaxing and something I love to do. I have found it combines my love of embroidery, beads, mosaics and quilting into one form. My lampwork beads and cabochons are fun to incorporate into my bead embroidery pieces.

A variety of crafts have come and gone but glass, beads, and fabrics have remained my favorite media.

My husband and I have been selling on Ebay since 2004 under the user id carabeads with over 3000 positive feedbacks.

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