I have always liked to create. As a student, I used to knit my dresses or sweaters or skirts just to be different than all my other colleagues. It was also calming and provided a well needed “me-time” that otherwise, in a room full of girls could not have happened. Believe it or not, I still have a couple of my blouses that I knit during that time. I still love them and people still compliment me on them.
Fast forward 20 years and I am still knitting. 🙂 But, as I am always looking for something better or something else, I found a new craft that I love even more than knitting! Probably just because it is new and I feel like I have so much more to learn or just because I love jewelry and a bit of bling!
I love beads! Matte, shiny, precious or not, gemstone, crystal, glass, wood, metal, bone, you name it! I love them all!
My first attempt to making a beaded bracelet came when I was forced to change careers. There was a lot of stress, a lot of frustration for not being able to find a job that would match my education, my experience and my knowledge and beading was my way of relaxing. It also gave me the feeling that I was doing something productive. And than it was the beauty of the beads and of the bracelets.
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