by MaryAnn Carroll
Like many, I started off making jewelry before I began making handmade beads. My desire to make beads stemmed from my desire to make my jewelry "different" than what I kept seeing over and over again in terms of common gemstones, strands of similar glass beads, etc. Once I got start creating ceramic beads, I primarily did just that due to my work schedule as a teacher. I only made jewelry for gifts. I have created beads and sold beads for the past 2 1/2 years, became very busy so I hired my son and daughter-in-law to keep me supplied with beads for me to glaze. I taught them the basics to fit with the my style and then encourage them to evolve into their own style as well.
So.... What's you style and how did you find it?