When did you first start making jewelry and how did you learn?
I started about 7 or 8 years ago, after my husband gave me some tools and beads for Christmas.
Can you remember the first piece you made?
I made a pair of earrings with some shell beads. A coworker loved them, so I took them off and gave them to her.
Where do you look for inspiration?
When I have no plans on what to make, I just grab a random box or bag of beads and pull some out. An idea usually pops into my head. If it doesn't do it, I just surf some of my favorite how-to sites (Cut out & Keep usually tops my list!) and see what's going on in the crafting world.
What's your craft space like and how do you organize your supplies?
What music/podcasts/TV shows do you love to craft along to?
I like to listen to NPR when I'm working. It helps to keep me centered.
Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?
I just plain like to make things. I usually build all my jewely displays. When I see something I think is neat, I mostly want to make it myself. Unless it's handmade; then I'm more than willing to buy it. I would have to say that crocheting is my hobby. I'll crochet in the evenings when I don't feel like making jewelry.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Whenever someone purchases a piece of my jewely, it's like a gift, and I treat it as such. It makes them happy and that makes me happy. As I've grown my business, I've been asked numerous times to share my skills. I do, because I understand how it is to want to learn something but don't know how to start.