Thursday, February 5, 2009

Looking around I see that everyone has a way they view their life, well... I can tell you all about the different stages of my life by the beads that were and are part of it. As a young person - It was all about the plastic beads -those fantastic bags of mixed beads that are a treasure trove. Then as a young teen - specific plastic beads -I was very fond of the fancy faceted drops. Then I discovered glass beads! I still have beads in my collection from a trip I took to northern NM (Santa Fe maybe...) It took me almost 20 years to come up with a good design to use them in. In my 20's I discovered lampwork beads, then polymer clay, crystal and now PMC and Felt beads. My current projects include hand cast pewter charms, felted beads, swarovski and even trying to make my own polymer art beads.

Thanks for joining me on this journey and I hope to share with you - and learn from you too.



  1. I am so in love with lampwork beads!
    Your journey sounds so similar to mine, but my bead obsession didn't start until my mid 20's after my father passed away. I started buying supplies at Michael's and making jewelry to pass the time and keep my mind occupied.

  2. I remember buying beads at Ben Franklins! I think I was 12..... I also used to swipe my mom's seed beads that she used in her craft projects. (sorry Mom!)