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I was born and raised in lower Michigan. I went to Lake Michigan every chance I got. After I got married, we managed to have a boat on Lake Michigan from 1974 until I moved to Texas in 1982. Love that fresh water! In 1982 my family and I moved to the Houston area of Texas where I have lived ever since - leaving the rest of my family behind. It was a very difficult move for my parents. I have been making and selling rosaries since I was 9 yrs. old. I find it very relaxing and rewarding! I have also always been interested in art and hand-made items. When I travel I try to purchase either art or hand-made items native to that area.

All my shopping for the last few years has all been done online rather that at commercial stores.

I have 2 grown daughters who live relatively close which is wonderful. My oldest has…

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  • Born on November 5
  • Joined February 17, 2009

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Glass beads, vintage beads of any kind, just beads, crosses, broken jewelry, vintage buttons, crystals, pearls, rhinestones, needlework

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I was born and raised in lower Michigan. I went to Lake Michigan every chance I got. After I got married, we managed to have a boat on Lake Michigan from 1974 until I moved to Texas in 1982. Love that fresh water! In 1982 my family and I moved to the Houston area of Texas where I have lived ever since - leaving the rest of my family behind. It was a very difficult move for my parents. I have been making and selling rosaries since I was 9 yrs. old. I find it very relaxing and rewarding! I have also always been interested in art and hand-made items. When I travel I try to purchase either art or hand-made items native to that area.

All my shopping for the last few years has all been done online rather that at commercial stores.

I have 2 grown daughters who live relatively close which is wonderful. My oldest has been a Houston Police Officer for 18 years. My youngest is a Chemical Engineer with Dow Chemical. She fullfiilled a long-time dream this year. The end of June she took a National Geographic Excursion to the Arctic to see the Polar Bears. The ship was 1/2 a 5 star cruiser and 1/2 working boat. She spent quite a bit of time finding proper clothing to wear. She invested in a new camera and geart. Can't wait for pictures!! This is her first non-diving trip in several years.

A black and a white dog are the only dogs my oldest has now since she had to have her last 2 B eagles put tp sleep this past year. She also fostered a Beagle who turned out to be dieing and they neglected to tell her that and he also had to be put down. Very sad year for her! She now has a 3rd dog - of course - another rescue. She is just precious - and small. She looks like a beautiful Beagle but I am sure she has Dachsund in her. She is so funny! A new granddog to dog-sit!

I am a retired Legal Secretary of many years. I worked contract jobs when they came in, for about 4 yrs. Otherwise I spend my time making, posting and selling rosaries,jewelry and vintage items. I am a collector and have been my entire life. I am now clearing out things, as is my mother, sister and now both daughters. As we come across the better items (which is usually jewelry) I post it on Etsy. Now my sister, who was a Hippy back in the day - has finally agreed to part with her jewelry from the 70's! Some of it is selling before I have a chance to post it to Etsy.

I met my second husband on a church retreat in Houston in 1986. We will be married 24 years this coming Nov.

My husband has currently started his own business. He is up, running and going strong so far. His new business is call AccuCheck Pest Control - and he is so excited about it!!

Having been in sales for several years I learned the importance of my customers so I try to make all my customers feel special (because they are!) and treat them well. Thank you for stopping by. I will continually be adding items as I get new things made and/or have time to get pictures cropped and entered or find a vintage treasure somewhere. Contact me if you see something you would like but would like to discuss options/ costs!

I am really enjoying the items I have been buying on Etsy. Things I wouldn't find anywhere else! Etsy is my first stop for shopping!

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