â™¥ Designing & making jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings
â™¥ Creating fashion accessories including purse charms, zipper pulls, belts, and more
â™¥ Making other items like wine charms, bookmarks, fan pulls, etc.
â™¥ Small plushies
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*I collect the following crafting materials:
â™¥ Beading materials such as beads, findings, charms, chain, wire, etc., but nothing plastic
â™¥ Paper of any kind! Scrapbooking paper with designs or patterns, cardstock in any color, ATC blanks, colored printer paper, cards (used or new), note pads, stationary, maps, pages from books, music sheets, etc.
â™¥ Paper punches and decorative scissors
â™¥ Pens, pencils, markers, etc.
â™¥ Paints and brushes
â™¥ Fabric, including felt
â™¥ Ribbon & Deco Tape, preferably without wire
â™¥ Buttons, plain or decorative is great!
â™¥ Embellishments of any kind!
*My favorite colors are Blue and Brown; natural earthy tones are awesome as are teal and silver. I'm not a fan of neon colors, nor do I particularly care for bright yellows or oranges.
*I â™¥loveâ™¥ spirals, spirals and more spirals! I also like cartoon skulls and kawaii cartoon images, especially animals or other objects, not really people though. Oh, and I love anything to do with tigers, even the gemstone tiger's eye!
*I COLLECT glass animals of all sorts, but especially love vintage or antique ones. This collection was passed down to me by my grandmother and also my mother, so it's very dear to me.
*I'm very easy to please and appreciate most things, however here are 3 no-nos I must mention:
X I make jewelry, therefore I don't need any sent to me. However, jewelry making materials and beading supplies, I would gladly welcome!
X Any kind of overly religious items, specifically those meant to preach at or convert me. If something is innocently included, that's okay, or if it's from another country/culture, I would actually enjoy it.
X I'm allergic to cigarette smoke so anything that smells like smoke, I am highly sensitive to. If you smoke, please place the items your sending outside in the sun to air out prior to shipping - spraying with fragrance or including a dryer sheet does not work as well as airing out the package contents.
Thank you for wanting to get to know a little about me. I am Lisa Hazell, a 29-year-old disabled, military wife, who has been creating since I was a child. Over the past few years I've had to overcome many obstacles just to start crafting again.
_Since the age of 8 I've suffered from severe migraine-like headaches and other strange, unexplainable symptoms. My husband and I were stationed New Orleans when Katrina hit.
_During the following year, my symptoms progressed to a disabling level. Unfortunately the New Orleans doctors could not explain the worst of the symptoms, but were able to diagnose part of my problem; I had Dysautonomia, an autonomic nervous system dysfunction.
_Thankfully soon thereafter the US Navy transferred us to Maryland where I'd be able to be seen by specialists at Johns Hopkins University Medical Centers. This is where I was finally diagnosed with the rare genetic disorder Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (E.D.S.).
_Prior to treatment I was confined to a wheelchair, mostly bedridden, and used very few words to communicate. I endured over 100 emergency room visits within 19 months time due to extreme bouts of pain in my head and joints.
_In April 2008 a pain medication delivery pump was implanted in my side and it delivers my medication directly into spine. Soon after I began taking small steps back to a better quality of life. As of November 2008 I began to walk on my own and to even happily do some chores around the house. Everyone was thrilled to see me walking including several of my doctors who had never seen me out of my wheelchair!
_Craftiness is in my blood; my grandmother loved crafts of all kinds and so do I. I learned from watching her at a very early age. That love of all things hand made continued to be fostered by my stepmother, also an amazing artisan.
_Since being disabled crafting has helped pass many painful hours by refocusing my energy onto something enjoyable. Learning the latest techniques and creating new designs not only further enhances my enthusiasm, but adds to my shear delight in crafting.