My beading hobby started simply: I needed to come up with a Christmas project for my son's grammar school holiday fundraiser and accidentally created my first beaded wire ornament with some materials I had in my miscellaneous craft stash. The first dozen I made sold in less than an hour. The 2nd dozen in less time than that. I then experimented with different designs and styles over the years, finally designing smaller pieces for jewelry as I kept noticing the women who bought these huge ornaments during the holiday boutiques kept showing up with their ornaments hung around their necks.
I currently sell my ornaments and "evolved" ornament jewelry at 4 California stores, Etsy, and various craft fairs and holiday boutiques throughout the year and hope to have a business web site soon.
You can check my latest designs on Etsy.com and my facebook fan page:
Enjoy and remember: necessity is the mother of invention (it definitely was in my case)...