I got accepted to the latest blog hop. Which is really exciting. I can not wait to do this. One of the questions that many people have asked me and I am sure that others would like to know, Is why do I make Jewelry? and how did I start. Well, the answer is not straight forward. When I was 12 my Sunday school teacher was talking about rock hounding and cutting cabachons. I was very interested in what he was talking about so I got my dad to take me over to his house. and he taught me how to cut stones. I have been doing that off and on for the last 40 + years. Then jI have had this nice collection of cabs, and I needed to do something with them. So I started making jewelry , just simple stringing with the cab as the focal. Then I started seeing all the bead weaving using cabs and other focal beads. I did not think that I could possibly do that!!!! But I joined a wonderful bead society ( Wild West Bead Society) and with the encouragement of the members and with wonderful teachers that they brought in (Jill Wiseman, Amy Loh Kupser, and Maggie Meister) I earned, herringbone, RAW, CRAW, and everything in between. So I give a big thanks to all the wonderful people who taught me, and know that I will always be up to the challenge of trying to better my beading.