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Anonymous on Jan 19, 2013
Another beautiful ring by Betsy! Love it!
Anonymous on Jan 16, 2013
Love this ring! More beautiful in person! Will definitely be buying more jewelry from JulesByBetsy.
What's It All About?
Sitting, in the waiting room, once a month for the past 12 years, was nothing short of pleasant times or memories except for two incidents.
I must go once every month to my Pain Management Dr. to discuss with my Dr. what it's all about. I say the same thing every month to him when he asks me how badly is the pain this month. I reply, "PAIN, DR. SEVERE PAIN." When one is prescribed narcotics, especially in large dosages and amounts, the law requires a must visit with their Dr. to show that there is no substance abuse or any signs of illegal goings on. I must submit to a urine specimen to show that there is the "normal" amount of drugs in my system and that I am not trying to turn a profit and sell the meds. I suffer from chronic failed back syndrome after undergoing two major back fusions in addition to having a dorsal stimulator implanted, a morphine drip tested, many dorsal faceted epidural ejections tried, only to have to rely on horrible drugs to sustain an 8 - 9 scale pain ratio with #10 being the highest pain number on the scale.
There is a reason for the above paragraph and why I'm sharing with the millions of fans I have accumulated from my amazing designs. LOL. On one particular doctor visit, while waiting in the reception area for my monthly visit, I started talking to a man sitting next to me. He was a very large man, with large hands and fingers; I imagined he could probably reach about 17-18 piano keys with his fingers stretched. Anyway, he had been seeing the same doctor as I for over 15 years and he was telling me the only thing that kept him sane was beading. I asked him more questions about the subject of beads and when his nurse finally called him to come through the door to wait in the next waiting room, he said to me, give it a try, what could it hurt? As he limped through to the final waiting room before greeting our Dr., I watched him thinking how could he possibly play with beads with his fingers being larger than any hand I've ever seen. I forgot about our conversation, until a few weeks later. I was shopping for acrylic paint at Michael's Arts & Crafts Store when I saw "the light," (in my head of course)!! Yes in deed BEADS!! Thinking about the convo I had with the man at the Dr.'s office, I thought what do I have to lose and I began my new addiction, I bought beads. Some pretty Swarovski crystals and some other pretties as well. I went home and began playing. I remember actually looking forward to waking up the following day so I could practice the art of beading. I went back to Michael's and learned the lingo a bit more. Findings meant jump rings and clasps and grams and millimeters were now a part of my vocabulary. As I was looking through their inventory, a woman said I should try the real thing bead store. She was talking about precious gems and sterling silver and gold-filled material. I checked out the store she referred me to and was overwhelmed with the beauty of real beads and gems. My back meanwhile was getting worse and I no longer was comfortable enough to shop at stores, but thank God for the internet where I was able to purchase all my inventory online. I never took any lessons, but got some great tips from Szarka from Magpie Gemstones and many other fellow artisans and started making all my gifts for Christmas and birthdays. I heard much about Etsy and finally joined but never took it seriously because of the obvious competition. I still get blown out of water when I see how creative my fellow artisans are and how helpful and kind most of them are.
Now I am talking or writing at the present time, where I am going to really take the steps I need to make a go here on Etsy. So that's my shop story, I hope I held your interest and I hope you enjoy my shop. Thank you so much for visiting me, if you like me, please click on like to help my level of confidence grow.
Oh, wait, the second time I had a pleasant experience at the Dr.'s office was a few weeks ago when I finally saw the man that told me about beading. We spoke for awhile, he had to stop beading because he was ailing with other complications but he was so pleased to see how encouraged I was from meeting him...as he was wheel-chaired away, I thought, he really isn't that large a man after all.
P.S. I am having another risky back surgery on May 8, 2014. Please wish me luck and prayers.
PSS UPDATE My surgery has been postponed for another 6 weeks unfortunately. My surgeon from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York wants me to wean off of the other pain meds I am still on. I am in delirious pain and have not been able to do much of anything now as I am not on much pain medication anymore.
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