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Well, aren't we the curious one?

Hi there, I'm Ann Scherm Baldwin, often known online as "Schermo". I make glass beads and jewelry from beads, I teach glass beadmaking in my home studio, and I live with an itch to create. Unfortunately, I don't think they make a cream for that.

I live in lovely Virginia Beach, Virginia, with my husband, JB, HIS dog Riley, and a white cat named Milo who has no understanding about humans and their personal boundary issues. I have two grown daughters who share my love of the ridiculous, and three wonderful grandchildren who provide us with endless entertainment. It's a good life.

So, if all goes as planned (although in my experience, just saying that is tempting fate) I hope to have lots of interesting things up for sale in my shop - not only beads, but…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 20
  • Joined January 31, 2008

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Glass, beads, fabric, grandkids and chocolate

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About

Well, aren't we the curious one?

Hi there, I'm Ann Scherm Baldwin, often known online as "Schermo". I make glass beads and jewelry from beads, I teach glass beadmaking in my home studio, and I live with an itch to create. Unfortunately, I don't think they make a cream for that.

I live in lovely Virginia Beach, Virginia, with my husband, JB, HIS dog Riley, and a white cat named Milo who has no understanding about humans and their personal boundary issues. I have two grown daughters who share my love of the ridiculous, and three wonderful grandchildren who provide us with endless entertainment. It's a good life.

So, if all goes as planned (although in my experience, just saying that is tempting fate) I hope to have lots of interesting things up for sale in my shop - not only beads, but beading kits, funky glass bugs and jellyfish I've made, as well as supplies for others with that incessant itch. But, like all creative types, itching isn't my only problem.... (is this TMI?)

It seems I also have S.A.S. - Severe Accumulation Syndrome. I was raised on the philosophy that "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing", and I am a shining example of that. (Mom would be so proud...) I have been making jewelry for more than 25 years, and making beads for more than 12 years. In that time, I have accumulated many treasures and come uncomfortably close to qualifying to be on "Hoarders". So, the time has come to rotate stock - hopefully, all my lovelies will go to good homes - fellow S.A.S. sufferers, with more storage space than I have.

Finally, something you should know about me is I'm much more conversational than promotional (which is why my husband says I qualify as a non-profit organization), but I'm working hard to change that. So, the first step is to tell you how great I am... (Remember, I'm practicing without a license - don't expect much)

I have a website: www.schermobeads.com
You can find out how I make glass beads, and about how you, too, can learn to make beads. (Hint: It involves travel to Virginia Beach, VA)

My beads have been featured in books.
Only books that other beadmakers look at, but still. Here are the books:
More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Glass Beadmaking, by James Kervin
1000 Glass Beads by Lark Books
Glass Bead Workshop by Jeri Warhaftig
Creating Glass Beads by Jeri Warhaftig (what can I say? She really likes me)

So, that's about it for Schermo. Thanks for paying attention for this whole thing. Obviously, your attention span is much better than mine. It's taken me three days to write this whole.... OH LOOK! A shiny Glass Bead!! Ooooh................

- Schermo

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