Joanne@121

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I used to say "I am a professional volunteer". But since my two children have graduated from high school and moved on to college I haven't done volunteer work. My husband retired from the Navy and now travels quite a bit with his civilian job. I have a lot of time that is no longer taken up with my family

I was in a Michael's one day looking for materials to permanently write on coffee mugs when I saw some beading stuff, one was probably a book or how-to brochure.  I immediately decided that was for me but had to wait a couple weeks until this coffee themed camp was over. Right after that I found an add in a local paper for a bead store that had just opened in my area. I went there straight away and jumped in head first!

I have been beading for two or three years now.  It seems I've been learning a little of everything. I love bead weaving and working with wire although I haven't done much of either.  I think I'm still overwhelmed with the different directions this craft goes.