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My hobbies are photographing nature, and beading. I beadweave, do simple wireworking, love agates which I can beadweave around and then make into necklaces, and fell in love with gemstone beads about 2 years ago. I have learned a lot from Lima Beads during the last few years and want to thank them for the information and fun they have provided. I am still in the exploring stage with different kinds of beads, but have fallen in love with blue calsilica jasper and have successfully combined it with Vintaj findings. I live in NC High Country near Grandfather Mountain which is a beautiful tourist destination. I moved to the mtns a few years ago to immerse myself in nature. I’m now ready to return to reality, but can’t figure out what my next step is. I have a degree in elementary education (which I tried to resurrect later in life, but really, people should be retiring in their 50′s from teaching don’t you think, is the advice I should have been given from NC TEACH when I applied for the program.) I also have a master’s in mental health counseling which I believe now was more to further my own enlightenment than to be a counselor in the profession. It’s interesting how we are guided to learn in many ways. Now I feel drawn to “recognizing and creating beauty” and can’t think of anything better than to encourage my own and others creative exploration. I think we are all drawn to the craft of beadwork because it offers us a chance to learn in so many ways, to play with color, and unlike photography or painting, we can wear what we make, and hopefully, but not necessarily, receive compliments.

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  • Leslie W Mtn Chick and cerris chick AKA jen b are now friends   8 years, 1 month ago

  • The patterns of the chain just seem to enhance and mimic the patterns in the pendant. I get such great ideas here! Thanks!!

      8 years, 1 month ago

  • I don’t normally care for designs with lucite beads in them, but this is beautiful! Great idea pairing the pink with gunmetal.

      8 years, 1 month ago

  • I really like how you have combined all the gemstones on the necklace without diminishing the beauty of the agate. Into my favs!!

      8 years, 1 month ago

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