Hi, I’m Shirley (as if you couldn’t tell…)
I started making jewelry in 1996 when a co-worker got me hooked on beads. I got SO hooked that I started making my own glass beads at the beginning of 2000. I’ve been teaching torch working classes since 2004 in San Jose, CA. I’m also a fiber artist, working mainly with felt, and I use beads and findings to embellish my felt work. I have 2 Etsy shops, which you can reach from my web site below. And when I’m not busy making stuff, teaching, keeping my shops going, and taking care of mom who has Alzheimer’s, I write business requirements for accounting software. Phew!