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I am a small business owner who lives with her husband and adult special needs daughter. We have a set of sons who live not too far away and one of them works for me. I have been into beading since I purchased a chest of beads and findings at a local antique’s market, about 15 years ago. I still have that chest and some of those beads but I have been steadily selling off the ones I won’t use, on ebay. I have always loved jewelry making since I took classes for it in high school. My high school rocked!!!!
My tastes are eclectic and I make more than I wear and what I sell I sell to raise $$ for charity. It used to be that I could do shows and sales at local churches but that is not possible now so I make to give or hold or wear, hoping for a festival soon.

My biggest struggle is pricing. Anybody have any tricks or strategies? I sell vintage freshwater pearls and other beads from the 1970s – 1990s under the user name, tepsmom, on ebay. I try to sell my jewelry as eclectic_aftermath, there as well, Okay, I even sell other things at,


  • Jogi commented on the Design “At The Water’s Edge”   3 days, 11 hours ago

    Crystal, I love this bracelet!!!! All of it! The coral silk and the coral pearl work together with the rest of the piece. The sand dollar focal is too sweet! What a beautiful creation. I am so ready for the adventure!

  • Jogi commented on the Design “New birdies”   1 week, 3 days ago

    Everything is so stinking pretty! Love the flowers but love the earrings, too! Those birdies are too cute!

  • Jogi commented on the Design “a LOT of earrings”   1 week, 4 days ago

    all of the above comments are spot on! These are great and very creative. Can’t say any miss, they all are such sweet pieces!

  • Jogi commented on the Design “Sticks & Stones”   1 week, 4 days ago

    Crystal, I love these beautiful summer pieces! The colors look like summer all of the way around. Great job!

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