Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I'm a native Texan, and I admit that I am a craft-aholic! I also love to travel anytime I get the chance. I love spending time with my husband, children and grandchildren, and the rest of our family and friends.I love mixing colors, textures, styles, shapes, sizes of all sorts of beads. I often spend much more time designing than in crafting since I have so much fun with it.I've been creating with beads since I walked into a local bead store to get my then teenage daughter some beads to string and to look at crystals for my older daughter's wedding tiarra that my sister and I would later design.I found Etsy last February and have enjoyed every minute of the site surfing that I have done. I'm in awe of the neverending supply of wonderful handmade goodies that I can enjoy drooling over at the click of a button. I'm also loving displaying my own goodies on Etsy, which gives me the excuse to buy jewelrymaking supplies so I can make more beaded pretties so I can buy more supplies so that I can make even more pretties.......well you probably get the picture.Each piece is designed and crafted by me, with quality components that include precious and semi precious gems, gold-filled and sterling silver, swarovski crystal, Czech glass, freshwater pearls, lampwork beads, and sometimes vintage goodies. The exceptions are the occasional trendy, casual pieces and gift items. I may use copper, leather, buttons, and other quality materials for these fun pieces. In other words, I have a very eclectic style which suits me to a 'T'.In a nutshell, I love to design and create, as much as I love to discover and enjoy what others have designed and created.Do take a peek at her store. It really is a unique craft experience and not just "another etsy jewelry crafter". Thanks for playing my game, Pam, i wish you great success with your etsy store!