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Hello! My real name is Cheryl and I live in St. Charles, Missouri (a suburb just outside St. Louis). I have been married to David since 1990 and although we have no children, we consider our cockapoo Skittles our baby! :)
I started beading mid-June of this year (2010) and have really enjoyed making my own jewelry and even selling a few pieces here and there. Jewelry has always been a love of mine since I was a little girl going to Claire’s Boutique and spending hours perusing rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. It’s been amazing how addicting beading can become and how I even dream about combinations and colors – crazy!!!
My full-time job is as a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker Gundaker. It allows me a certain amount of creativity (making brochures for listings and helping to stage my listings), but I find this to be a really great outlet for my creativity.
I enjoy seeing what others have made and take inspiration from everyone on here.

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  • Skittles mommy commented on the blog post Fresh Pick Challenge: Halloween 2011   3 years, 5 months ago

    Eerie, creaking noises, cobwebs, moonlight, twinkling stars, crisp autumn air, those who decorate their homes like a haunted house (castle) – all of this makes the magic of Halloween to me – Boo!

  • Skittles mommy shared a new Fresh Pick: “Skittles mommy’s First Pick”   3 years, 5 months ago

  • Skittles mommy commented on the Design “Mystic Blue”   3 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks Becca! I appreciate your sharing!

  • Skittles mommy commented on the Design “Mystic Blue”   3 years, 5 months ago

    Love this! I have to ask…how do you have it attached to what appears to be cord of sorts at the neck? I love that look but cannot figure out a nice way of doing it. Gorgeous design – I agree with the others…price it higher so if it doesn’t sell it’s yours and if it [...]

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  • Bead-itudes
    On September 4, 2010 Bead-itudes said:

    Cheryl – thanks for accepting my friendship request. Welcome to Lima Beads – where you’ll always find awesome beads – and friendly beaders.
    I checked out your designs. You have posted some really beautiful pieces.
    I live in Charlotte, NC and have been beading for nearly 7 years now. I just love it.
    Look forward to seeing many more of your creations.

    Happy Beading

  • Skittles mommy
    On September 2, 2010 Skittles mommy said:

    Thank you Lorrie! I have made these over the last several weeks, just got lax on taking pics and submitting them here. ;)

  • Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    On September 2, 2010 Mommykat Bubbly Chick said:

    ypu have been so busy creating beaytiful designs- they all look good! :D

  • Skittles mommy
    On July 14, 2010 Skittles mommy said:

    Thank you Lynn for your kind remarks. I have truly had so much fun playing with the beads as well as on this site and getting to meet the many wonderful people on here (yourself included, of course!)
    I just got back from a ring making class today and am so excited to begin making rings! We made one with a button and one with Chech glass beads and sterling silver components. So cool looking!
    Do you sell your stuff? If so, where? Do you always use sterling? I cannot get over the price and am not sure I would be willing to pay that much for a piece after we add some markup. In a quandry because I cannot possibly wear everything I have made! :)
    How are you and Bob holding up? I was so shocked to hear about your Shelby! Still makes me teary eyed to think of it! Prayers continue to come your way!
    Hugs to you,

  • Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    On July 14, 2010 Lynn Eileen Chicky LE said:

    Cheryl, I love your likening this site to Facebook, except it’s for beaders! Great comparison! So glad you posted your profile — I love reading them & getting to know my new friends! I can’t get over the fact that you’ve just begun to bead — your designs are so beautiful!


  • Skittles mommy
    On July 6, 2010 Skittles mommy said:

    Wow…this website has so many cool features…it’s like facebook for beaders! ;) I had no idea you could ”friend” someone, so thank you! I am happy we are friends!
    Skittles says ”hello there!” to Shelby! :)

  • Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    On July 6, 2010 Lynn Eileen Chicky LE said:

    Hooray — we’re officially friends! Shelby says ”hi” to Skittles! :D

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