I am SO EXCITED! I have been so wishy-washy about the whole jewelry-making journey. I am the type that when I decide to do something, I really DO IT! I didn't want to spend the money if it turned out I was awful at it or that I didn't enjoy it. What would I do with all these pliers!? Plus, I didn't have a clue what beads or stones to buy, so I just picked a bunch of stuff off the wall that I thought was pretty. What would I do with all of them?
When I was in my 20's and had perfect eyesight, I started cross-stitching. I went out and bought EVERY color skein of thread there was -- a big binder that you cut the thread in 18" lengths and tied into it -- probably over 100 pamphlets/books of cross-stitch designs -- all kinds of fabric with the little squares (can't remember what it is called now) -- and anything else that seemed appropriate at the time. I bet someone went nuts when they found ALL OF IT years later at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. I did make a lot of cross-stitch pictures in those days. Here are the only ones I seem to still have: