Welcome to Inside Beadwork Magazine! We couldn't
be more excited to launch our new blog where, on a weekly basis, we'll bring
you up-to-date community events, let you in behind the scenes, share the trends
we spot, and simply chat about everything beads. We'd like to kick off our
first blog by sharing a few fun facts about ourselves:
--I've tried just about
every craft in the book, including glass blowing vases and bowls in 100 degree
weather and Japanese embroidery that required magnifying glasses. I spent a
semester assisting a blacksmith-I was his "striker," meaning I swung the hammer
while he shaped the hot metal. My right arm was very strong!
--I'm the proud parent of a
sweet toddler--one of her first words is "beads"!!
--I'm an avid skier and
raced in downhill and cross country events in high school. Also, I've been
known to skijor with my dog, Toby-we both don harnesses, join them with a long bungee
cord, and I hang on tight as he runs and I skate on my cross-country skis
through the woods.
Campbell, Senior Editor
--I was in the corps de
ballet for a classical Russian ballet company in my 20s, but my height made
it necessary to often play men's roles.
--Though I was tall as a ballerina, at 5' 8", I'm actually vertically challenged
in my own family. My sister is 6' tall and my 4 brothers range in height from
6' 4" to 6' 8".
--I can eat like a lumberjack with a tapeworm.
Mallory Leonard, Associate Editor
--Growing up, I'd miss the first month of school each year to tool
around the country with my family in an RV, bagging history lessons on the
road. By age 13, I'd been to all 50 states.
--I'm a lifelong choirgirl and have sung in venues around the
world, including in England, Italy, Korea, and Carnegie Hall.
--Early in my college career, I went to culinary school on the
East Coast, where I donned a wetsuit and joined the sailing team, and served
chocolate on a silver platter to the Duchess of York (changing out of my wetsuit
first, of course).
Wilson, Project Editor
--I'm a foodie. I come from
a huge Sicilian family who loves to eat, and our family events are always
centered around food. Now I'm married into a family of professional chefs. I'm
destined for gourmet goodness.
--My husband taught me to
fly fish, and now I have my own fly rod, waders, and boots. I can also tie my
own flies, and I use many of the same materials that I use for beading.
--I love crafting and
editing for magazines, but once upon a time I was a wedding photographer. I
still love photography, and pursue it passionately now as a hobby.
for joining us! Check back each Thursday and, in the meantime, keep in touch with
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