Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bead Sets!

One of my favorite pastimes is to mix and match sets of beads to create with like this gorgeous abalone shell pendant with branch coral, aquamarine, oyster shell and fresh water pearls! I love to see what people create with the beads they buy from me!

How it all began....

I have been a beadaholic for toooo many years! I remember the first strand of beads I ever bought...a 36" strand of gorgeous deep purple amethyst chip beads! I didn't even know that an earwire was called an earwire!! What the heck is a headpin?? Well I went to the local craft store and learned...I think I spent over $100.00 on that first trip. That was it...I was addicted! I started buying beads on ebay...making a ton of necklaces, bracelets and them all away to friends and family. When I look back at all those early creations, I sure have come a long way! I opened an ebay store back when ebay was fun and started selling lots! It was so much fun! I also started listing extra beads...well those started selling better than my creations...after weeks and months of research and setting up wholesalers I went big time and here I am today! I have been selling on ebay for years and years and just recentley, in October, started selling on etsy! Etsy is such a wonderful place to sell all my beads that I have been slowly closing out on ebay and spending more time on etsy!