I began making jewelry for myself 2 1/2 years ago. Over the years I learned keeping my hands busy helps distract me from pain. I began making jewelry just for me, then as gifts to family and friends. One day a store owner loved my necklace and asked if I made it. She then invited me to bring in everything I'd made and she'd sell it for me! She sells some pieces here and there, it's a start. I then began working with sterling and semi precious gemstones and I really enjoy it. It's great cuz I can work at my own pace, my own time. I can start a design and walk away from it for a week if I want. I've been looking for somewhere to sell my higher end jewelry and can't possibly work at a show. I made many calls and found a few store owners to look at my work. I ended up invited to put everything in a art gallery, it's in this great old town with alot of foot traffic. I AM SO HAPPY
My crafts have always been about keeping my sanity, it would be great if I could make a small business of it too!