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I thought I was being so genuine...

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I just read this inspiring post from TheBeadedWireWork, and realized I have gone about this blogging thingy all wrong. Everything you read on blogging says to be genuine and I thought I was until I read the above post. So here is the new me with the REAL story.

I have been crafting all of my life and I have my parents to thank for this talent. My Dad loved to make Halloween costumes and my Mother would transform the American Legion Hall each month into some spectacular venue for their dance club. ย I single handedly have the Guinness Record for carnation flowers. ย 

After retiring from technology, I was free to explore every whim and I did. They say it is not the destination but the journey but for this post it's my latest destination - Beads and Beading. If you are a serious crafter you know that any hobby needs a serious stash. When you are inspired to create something you can't slow down the process by shopping for your items. I thought my knitting and crocheting period was bad but OMG beading requires a HUGE stash of stuff. Thus this crazed Beadaholic was born.

Let's fast forward to 2 years ago. My wonderful husband had a hip surgery that did not go well. He and I, as his caregiver, were pretty much shut ins for at least 6 months. I desperately needed an outlet for all my home time and so I decided to sell my jewelry creations online. This was a perfect solution. Everyday I was here to watch and help my husband steadily improve albeit glacial and I had plenty of time to create. The triple bonus was all those necklaces needed tons of BEADS! At last, we are ready for The Twisted Sister Journey.

It all began when I got hooked on bead embroidery. Beautiful stuff but REALLY time consuming. Weeks to finish one piece and the rage was and is now really chunky collar and bib statement necklaces. Seed beads were just not going to cut it. So, I started noodling around with wire and larger beads. ย I liked the wire because it gives the piece dimensions that you would never get with bead stringing. After many failed designs and attempts, I came up with this twisted wire wrap technique I call โ€œTwisted Sisterโ€.

Twisted Sister Method

Then an opportunity arose for me to teach The Twisted Sister and viola I was off and running but I had a problem with not having enough bandwidth to create, sell and teach. ย So that is why I now offer Tutorials, Beading Kits AND my Jewelry. I just finished my Chanel Crocheted Necklace Tutorial pictured here. It is so fun and really easy to make. (Even if you donโ€™t know how to crochet.)ย  Chanel DIY 2 Photos White Back

If you would like to get your free copy of this Tutorial just click HERE. Iโ€™ll email you your link. ย 

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Letโ€™s talk soon. Carol

PS Next up - Not So Easy Peasy!



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  • Fatma Amin on

    Hi. I went through your blog . I found it really interesting . I would like to share with my friends . Incredible work . Simply loved it ! U can have a look at my posts too ? I am a beginner. U like to share your views or drop in your comment , you are free to do so ?? Thanks

  • IreneDesign2011 on

    It is always good to get a kind of knowledge to the different bloggers, as we visit, read and enjoy :-D
    There are many ways to blog and no-one are wrong. We are individuals and we are all blogging in each our way and also up to, how much time we have to use for our blogging world.
    Irene


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