1) Tell us about yourself, your shop and what brought you to the Etsy community.
I come from a family that has always crafted. Knitting, sewing, tatting, beading and such. I first started Beading in 1969 when I spent 4 months in total bed rest due to arthritis in my knees. It turned out to be Lyme disease and I am fine now the arthritis went away. The beading has stayed with me all these years.
I thought about Etsy for about a year before listing. I always wondered what people were talking about when they praised their teams. Teams are the best part of Etsy.
2) Walk us through a typical day in your life.
I do most of my beading at night while watching TV a plastic dish full of beads and tools is always at hand. I don’t have a studio or assigned space. My finished jewelry is all in tackle boxes and my projects are ready to take on the road if I want. Beading is so portable I often bead on road trips while my husband drives.
3) Name your top 3:
I am sorry to hear that my favorite author Dick Francis died this week. After that it is just about any mystery.
No real favorites just what comes over the radio.
-Movies OR TV shows
-Movies OR TV shows
Any Red Sox Game is the best thing on, after that Lost still holds my interest.
Facebook and Twitter
4) Where do you hope your shop will be in 1 year?
Like everyone else I hope to be a successful shop. I am always working on new items and colors.
5) What is one of your favorite shops on Etsy?
I don’t have any favorites as the choices are too many. As I search for items for treasuries I am continually amazed by the talent and wide variety of the crafters of Etsy. It is like a great small gift shop with endless shelves of perfect gifts.
6) What projects are you currently working on?
My next project is to start a line on wedding jewelry. I start with items that catch my eye and then test different stitches and forms till I have something I like. After that I have items that caught my eye and I am still wondering what I will do with them.
7) If you could have 1 super power, what would it be and why?
I would wish to be with my customers when they open their package so I could see their reaction.