Firstly, I am a mother of two terrific (and sometimes feral) boys, who along with my husband, live in Queensland Australia. We live in the coastal fringes, in the hinterlands, so we enjoy both sea and mountains on our doorstep. We live right next door to “the bush”, by which we have a small forest of sort over the fence (a few hectares of bushland at least) and our regular visitors comprise of various forms of wild life.. Some cuddly and sweet like koalas and kangaroos and various birds, to ones that send me screaming in terror – ie the various poisonous snakes that sometimes wander into our backyard and garage..
I first kind of fell into beading by accident really. My aunt, who was visiting us from France at the start of this year, is very much into beading and crafts and I asked her about how she finished her necklaces and bracelets, just out of the blue and out of curiousity. And she showed me how to use a crimp bead.. That was all it took and I was hooked and somewhat obsessed from that point on.
From learning to make paper beads to polymer clay beads, and now starting to learn to work with copper and fire (yeee.. let’s hope I don’t burn the house down), it is a whole new world for me. And I love everything about it. Hopefully I can open an Etsy shop next year to sell my paper beads and polymer clay beads if they are good enough. For now, it’s all about learning!
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Thank you so much for the kind words.
Life is quite difficult at the moment as both parents are quite ill and require full time care. And with two teenage boys, who are thankfully very understanding, it gets a bit tricky. But we manage!
These last few months, I have pretty much just been learning how to do [...]