You are.....come on just admit it 😉
A weird question you might think. But it has everything to do with Hugsbeads, the shop I am introducing you to today.
Paula, the shopowner, wants to take you on a journey on how beading found her. She was not particularly looking for a hobby, let alone a passion, but it chose her.
Sounds cool.....don't you agree 😃
It all started 10 years ago, shortly after she had given birth to two beautiful bouncing identical twin boys. She already had a 6-year-old and 4-year-old son running around, and now she was up to her eyeballs with feeding twins and changing diapers. Oh yes, she says, the endless diaper changes!
I already had similar thoughts when having one kid at a time 😰
She was running on steam, not getting much sleep, feeling each day merge into the next with every minute scheduled. She loved being a mom more than anything but was feeling slightly overwhelmed.
But help was on its way.....Her mom came over to help her with the twins and brought with her a project for them to share. A simple earring bead pattern, a needle, thread, and some beads. They sat down to learn how to make this pair of earrings. And that is all it took for actually both of them to fall in love with beading. Especially the fact of doing something a bit 'girly' for a change.
That is how a lot of us Etsy sellers get started.....doing something simple, loving it and wanting to learn more 😃
So to continue her story.....From that point, she researched how to sew different bead weaving stitches and learned techniques of bead embroidery, which she absolutely loved to do cause it gave her the feeling of being able to be as creative as she wanted.
Her twins are now 10 years and she has been beading for all those years! She loves the feeling of designing and completing a piece. It's just part of her now.
She finds her inspiration everywhere. Sometimes she draws them, sometimes she just keeps them in her thoughts until she gets into her studio, and other times she has no clue where a piece is going until it's in her hands and she gets to work on it.
You might have been wondering where do those hugs come in then 😯
That is because there is love behind every piece, a story, a discovery, a journey.....a hug in form of the beads. She wants that hug to be a small reminder that we all have talents within us that are just there waiting to be discovered.
Now let me show you some of the pieces she has listed in her Etsy shop.
Dark Red Crystal Oval Pendant, Bronze Beaded Long Necklace
Sun Ring, Beaded Celestial Rings, Bronze Polymer Clay Sun
Polka Dot Earrings, Black Rockabilly Earrings with Czech Peacock Beads
Victorian Gothic Pendant, Black Polymer Clay Beaded Embroidery
Dusty Blue Flower Earrings, Polymer Clay and Crystal Dangle Earrings
Right Hand Ring, Bohemian Wide Band Ring for women
Native American Fringe Necklace, Green Blue Jasper Stone
Moon Face Beaded Shawl Pin, Celestial Beadwork Embroidery
Small Hoop Earrings, Turquoise and Bronze Bohemian Hoop Earrings
Ombre Earrings, Pink Square Earrings with Floral Modern Rustic Design
Hope you like my blogpost.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend
Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.
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