|WHAT am I doing!??!!?|
I found another bead store that was offering classes where you'd pay for the supplies and they'd show you what to do with them. I was kinda hooked (hardy har har). I took classes about every other weekend..... learning new things....going home and practicing. It wasn't until the crochet class (where I promptly threw the piece down, pouted and said 'I'm NEVER doing this again!') that I was challenged. More importantly, when I went home.... I detoured through another shop where I found some gorgeous multicolored beads. I made this GIGANTIC piece with the beads and lots of strands (not just the 3 we were told to use) and again - strangers.... but this time - the store owners and teachers noticed. Something was happening.........
All that said, those who know me, know that for many many moons I've dreamed of having my own line of jewelry. Specifically, a line of crocheted pieces.....necklaces, earrings, bracelets....colorful - so quite versatile....geared towards working professional women...... and I'm taking the plunge! I'm doing the B'Sue's Boutiques Build a Line Challenge!
I learned to crochet from my mother, while she was fighting her losing battle with cancer. Crocheting was my way of dealing with things....until my carpal tunnel nearly made my fingers numb. She used to call me "A Crocheting Fool" - so I want to build off of that for this line's name and focus.
|One of our last photos together <3|
I had NO IDEA that in 1996, when I learned to crochet, that 15(ish) years later, I'd be BACK to crocheting and now doing it with wire, beads AND making a line!
How do I know this will work? I don't. I DO know that BeadStyle published one of my crocheted pieces. I also know that the crocheted pieces are my best sellers....so....as they say "money talks".
SO....that's what I'm doing. You can see what others are doing below!
Hostess and Teacher: Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques
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