A few years ago, I bought a cheap little beading kit on a whim. I had no idea it would have such a tremendous impact on my life. I had purchased it to give me something relatively quick to do, something that had nothing to do with absolutely everything else in my life.
Still, it took me three years to open it. And it changed my life. It seemed as though all of the creative energy and desire that had been boxed up and put away in my mental attic, the yearning to make something beautiful, meaningful, lasting, it washed over me like a wave. And from then on there was no stopping it – I had finally discovered my passion.
Soon I found myself scouring the web, making regular trips to the library, eagerly reading and admiring every book they had about jewelry making.
Along the way, I have learned a lot, made quite a few mistakes as well. After initially being content just imitating other people’s designs, I realized I wanted to explore and create my very own designs. Through this process I met some fantastic creative people.
I am fascinated by each and every step and have an even greater appreciation for what it takes to execute a design from beginning to end. Few things are more satisfying than holding a well crafted piece of jewelry, a concept come to life, a little piece of yourself in your hands, knowing it will find a wonderful person who will wear it with pride and joy for years to come.
Many times, my questions had answers that were difficult to come by. Sometimes I had to invent my own answer. That is why I decided to write this blog. I know that right now, someone is looking for an answer and maybe they will find it right here.
Some things are learned through trial and error. I love the process of experimenting and at times stumbling into new and exciting directions. It is what keeps creating jewelry new and fresh for me. Every new technique learned, tool and material discovered, is the key that opens doors to endless more possibilities!
I hope you will find the answer to your question here. Or maybe you are merely curious how the piece of jewelry you bought from me came into being, either way, I am so tremendously happy you’re here today and hope you’ll stop back often:)