I started beading a little over a year ago with my daughter. It ended up that I like beading more than she did. Since then, I have taught myself pretty much everyhing I do. I have taken some classes here and there but find it quicker to learn by watching and reading. I contemplated opening a bead store which would of cost quite a bit but then the economy started sinking and I figured now wasn't a good time. I do quite a few art and craft shows and teach everything I have learned to friends and family and sometimes I even get paid.
My favorites are weaving and wirework but don't do too much wirework because silver is expensive these days. I am not much of a creative person in that I know nothing about jewelry design, but if I see something, I can easily duplicate and change it to make it my own. I certainly give credit to all those creative people out there that make extraordinary things. I love dragonflies, fairies, butterflies and orchids.
My favorite color is anyting purple...the royals, the orchids, etc., but I also love shades of browns and golds and anything that sparkles. My favorite beads to work with are pearls and swarovskis but will buy pretty much anything if I like it. I will be taking my first lampwork class January 30, 2010 and am looking forward to learning something new...who knows, I may end up being more creative with glass. My only dislikes is memory wire, plastic or acrylic beads.
I am hopinng that by joining this site, I will learn many things. I have already met some magnificant people and hope to continue learning.
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