Hello! I live in Western Pennsylvania with my husband and our four cats, Flip, Oliver, Victoria, and Penelope. I have been an elementary teacher for 16 years. I started beading about four and a half years ago as a stress reliever. I took my creations to school with me and sold them. A friend at work encouraged me to continue and to create a name for my jewels and my business, Jewels by Jill was born. My husband has been very supportive of my habit
The Lima Community has been a great place to meet new people who have the common interest (passion) about gems and jewelry as I do!! I have enjoyed meeting and networking with all of you!!