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I have always been creative doing a wide variety of hand sewing, knitting, crochette, etc. Having recently been divorced and diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I am now at home on permanent disability looking for things to keep me active and looking for new friends who I can “talk” to at all the strange times of day that I’m awake. My “in person” friends have drifted away now that I am in need of the return favors that I have generously given over the years. I have purchased beads for individual gifts/projects, but have now found the need to create inventory for my future. I started with custom Victorian Style Lampshades and purchased a wide variety of Vintage Beads to custom create the bead work as well as the shade. After looking at this site for the past few months, I finally got the courage to post some of my work. I can’t wait to read the feedback because I wonder how my designs and bead choices will be received. I am also hoping to get advice about the best ways to sell my creations so that I have a little extra spending money to enjoy life with my boys. Most of the jewelry I have seen uses lots of crystals, but I like to use a wide variety of beads. I actually found this site looking for settings for my loose cabs. I look forward to getting to know all of you.

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  • Diane Cauley
    On February 2, 2010 Diane Cauley said:

    Hi Victoriana, glad you found this website! Sorry to hear about your fibro, I have it too. Winter really hurts too! Really enjoyed your designs! Your friend in beads, Diane

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    On February 2, 2010 ShadesofVictoriana said:

    Today, Feb. 2, I found the courage to post some of my designs. It is wonderful to have found a place with such a wonderfully talented and supportive group of artists.


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