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I have loved crafting for more years than I would like to admit. It's exciting to take assorted raw materials and create something pretty and useful. My first love was embroidery- but I always seemed to pick huge pieces that took months to complete. I started making beaded jewelry because I can usually finish a piece in a weekend and feel like I've really accomplished something.

Picking a name for my business wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. After hearing my husband complaining for the hundredth time that I was always playing with my beads the decision was easy. Now I'm not playing, I'm working- but having fun!

I try to use as many recycled materials as I can in my projects. I save everything. I hate to throw anything away that looks like I could possibly use it in a project someday. I did get slightly depressed when I realized that according to Etsy…

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  • Born on November 1
  • Joined December 17, 2007

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About

I have loved crafting for more years than I would like to admit. It's exciting to take assorted raw materials and create something pretty and useful. My first love was embroidery- but I always seemed to pick huge pieces that took months to complete. I started making beaded jewelry because I can usually finish a piece in a weekend and feel like I've really accomplished something.

Picking a name for my business wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. After hearing my husband complaining for the hundredth time that I was always playing with my beads the decision was easy. Now I'm not playing, I'm working- but having fun!

I try to use as many recycled materials as I can in my projects. I save everything. I hate to throw anything away that looks like I could possibly use it in a project someday. I did get slightly depressed when I realized that according to Etsy rules I have a huge collection of vintage supplies just because I have hung on to my stash for too many years!

I opened a second shop for my recycled pieces (ribbon skirts, pillow dolls, and ornaments). Please check it out-
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PlaynwithScraps

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