My mother gave me a great love for doing all sorts of things with my hands. I have helped my mom with soooo many ceramic dolls. I would draw the clothing patterns for the dresses to sew.. Help her stuff the dolls with saw dust. I won awards in painting ceramics. I know how to sew and can crochet. I also love to play the clarinet. But the love of my life is beading. I have necklaces that I made from 40 years ago. Ever once in a while I will wear them but I am afraid that they will fall apart. And I do not want that to happend because it was what my mother helped me with to learn.