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My beading is my therapy. I have lupus and everyday is a battle but my jewelry keeps me focused on something other than my pain and fatigue. With some hard work and luck I am hoping my stores not only support my hobby but support my lifestyle as well.
Skills and Techniques
I have been working and learning all about photography for years. I have gone from shooting large format images in a studio and developing pictures in a dark room to working in a 1 hr lab to working side by side with professional photographers and digitally touching up and laying up photos in Photoshop. Now my creativity have turned to my beading but I still take pictures every chance I get. I am self taught on almost all things and I an now learning to bead with thread and needle.
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Get to Know
I am 39 yrs old, living in Las Vegas Nevada with my awesome hubby and my lovable cat. I have always been creative, art, photography, Photoshop and now beading. I have a small family and no kids. I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2007 so I have been in a daily fight with my own body. I caused me to quit going to school (JR college for the 3rd time in my life) and work is an unimaginable, scary proposition. The beading has really helped, its my therapy. I have developed a lot of patience and tolerance through beading while in pain and being tired. It helps take my mind off of things. I am going to be selling my Lupus awareness bracelets at this years Step up for Lupus walk, I am so honored. Aside from the beading and my other hobbies(camping and running my toys in the dunes of southern Nevada), I run my home and take care of my husband and I love that even though it is a full time job in its own.I love football and hockey and I am addicted to Ebay and hunting for unique and bargain beading supplies! I hope to get even more busy selling here on Art Fire. Check out my other store, desertstarcreations.artfire.com to see all these beads in a great piece of jewelry.
My beading desk, one of 3 desks in my office.
My paper craft desk, one of 3 desks in my office.
My computers on my main desk.
Some of the beads I sell in use on a beautiful Pandora style bracelet.