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Empress Wu Designs started off very humbly as a hobby. My name is Wilma and most of my life, I have been busy making things and working as a teacher. With my husband and children, I have lived in many places throughout NSW Australia, and with each new place, a new "craft" seemed to be added.

More recently, I have become slightly obsessed with dolls, beads and clay. Beading was just a way to relieve some stress in my previous working life as a high school principal, so how did Empress Wu Designs come into existence? My deputy principals lovingly referred to me at school as 'empress'.(I'll let you speculate how I got the nickname!) When I "retired", I merely replaced one career with another, as I could hardly be considered a "retiring" type and so "Empress Wu Designs" was born. I have particularly enjoyed the challenge of creating for someone else, and hoping that my creations…

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  • Born on July 26
  • Joined March 20, 2008

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Empress Wu Designs started off very humbly as a hobby. My name is Wilma and most of my life, I have been busy making things and working as a teacher. With my husband and children, I have lived in many places throughout NSW Australia, and with each new place, a new "craft" seemed to be added.

More recently, I have become slightly obsessed with dolls, beads and clay. Beading was just a way to relieve some stress in my previous working life as a high school principal, so how did Empress Wu Designs come into existence? My deputy principals lovingly referred to me at school as 'empress'.(I'll let you speculate how I got the nickname!) When I "retired", I merely replaced one career with another, as I could hardly be considered a "retiring" type and so "Empress Wu Designs" was born. I have particularly enjoyed the challenge of creating for someone else, and hoping that my creations become someone's treasures. My special interest is helping and supporting others to develop new skills to make wonderful creations of their own.
updates: www.empresswu.blogspot.com

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