Well since this is going to be the very first day ever of my blog, let me tell you some of how this all came about.
Five years ago, (don't worry it won't be a blow by blow of the last 5 years), I was an avid crocheter and had been for the majority of my adult life. I was at my local yarn and craft store looking for new patterns under the usual crochet title when I ran across a book all about Bead crocheting with wire! Needless to say I was very intrigued, looked up what I would need on the spot, bought some very cheap acrylic beads (in case it really wasn't for me) and ran home and spent the entire evening playing with this new concept. The final result looked fairly promising so the next day I went back to the craft store and bought some less, but still very cheap, glass beads. I showed the necklace to my neighbor who worked in a very large facility and she wore it to work. After that for a year solid I could barely keep up with the orders that came in from just that facility!
I have been making jewelry ever since and have come a long way since those first crocheted necklaces. If you would like to see my work I invite, nay implore you to visit my online shop at KathieAnnCollection.etsy.com, I hope to in the future share with you some projects that can get you started on your own journey if that interests you as well.
I hope you will check back with me for my next blog, where I plan to share how I went from selling my jewelry and crochet items at craft shows, to opening an on line shop especially because I never even knew how to use a computer. (This involves a very special person in my life who I will tell you all about).