Dolores Pargana's Profile
Welcome to my store!
My name is Dolores and I was born in Lisbon, Portugal. I was married by proxy when I was a young girl of barely 20. "by proxy" means that I was still in Portugal but my fiancé was in Canada where he had emigrated the previous year. I followed him to Canada 6 months later. Raised two beautiful girls, went to College in my late thirties, worked as a Systems Programmer Analyst for about 20 years, and retired at 58 due to illness.
After my battle with breast cancer and related surgery, I decided to not go back to the stress of my job. I needed something to keep me busy and decided to visit a bead store nearby. Took one lesson on stringing beads and began to buy beading materials, took a few more lessons, and that was how I began my jewellery creation as a hobby. Later on, I turned my hobby into a small business…
- Born on April 5
- Joined November 9, 2009