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Hi again! Thanks for coming to my bio page to find out a bit more about me.
I have experimented with many different creative outlets my whole life. When I was younger, pastels, paints & paper were my favorite ways of expressing myself. About 20 years ago, I began to experiment with polymer clay which I had stopped using for a while and have just recently started using again to create some of my own beads.
I had dabbled in beading before however I started beading regularly back in 2005. I was walking in the weekend to end breast cancer and the team I was walking with decided to create bracelets that we would sell to help raise the $2000.00 minimum each that we needed in order to participate in the walk. I had done some beading before but for some reason this time I was hooked. Images would pop into my head of how to sequence the beads, what colours would compliment each other. I could see in my…

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  • Joined August 31, 2008

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Fimo, poly clay, glass beads, turquoise, glass drops, Lucite, acrylic, mother of pearl, wood bead, recycle, repurpose, fine silver, art clay

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About

Hi again! Thanks for coming to my bio page to find out a bit more about me.
I have experimented with many different creative outlets my whole life. When I was younger, pastels, paints & paper were my favorite ways of expressing myself. About 20 years ago, I began to experiment with polymer clay which I had stopped using for a while and have just recently started using again to create some of my own beads.
I had dabbled in beading before however I started beading regularly back in 2005. I was walking in the weekend to end breast cancer and the team I was walking with decided to create bracelets that we would sell to help raise the $2000.00 minimum each that we needed in order to participate in the walk. I had done some beading before but for some reason this time I was hooked. Images would pop into my head of how to sequence the beads, what colours would compliment each other. I could see in my mind how the beading wire would pass from one bead to the next...Soon I had a notebook filled with ideas and drawings of the next item I wanted to make.
My favorite thing to do is to create bracelets or necklaces from beaded items that started off as other things...I've even been known to spend entire evenings removing bugle beads & seed beads from beaded fabrics that would other wise end up in land fill. I purchase one off samples of beaded items, dismantle them and use them whenever I can in my jewelery. This means that I have a limited quantity of certain beads and often I can only make one or two pieces with these beads.
Ultimately I want to make more and more beads of my own creation to use in my pieces.
I'm presently experimenting with new materials, so you never know where this will lead me.
I hope you check out my store often to see what I've been up to!

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