On Facebook I meet some awesome people through different groups of people who share the same interests as me. I thought it would be fun to introduce some of them……
Karen is a wonderful beader who I met through one of the beading groups I belong to…So I asked her a few questions…
1.Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Karen Waterston, I’m 35 years old, I’m married to my husband Alan. We have been married for seven years and have two lovely children. Ava is three and Lucas is one. I live in Scotland and I love to make jewelry.
2. How did you get started?
I have loved jewelry for as long as I can remember so it wasn’t any surprise that I eventually got around to making my own. I started about a year ago. I thought I needed a hobby to keep me sane and decided this would be it.
3.What do you like to make and why?
I love making bracelets. Any kind and any stitch. I love working with Swarovski crystals because I love the sparkle they give. I make a lot of different jewelry from rings to necklaces as well. I originally started off making crystal puffy heart pendants and decided I wanted to try a lot of different ways to use beads. I have just made my first bead embroidered cuff and am so happy with it.
4.What is in your jewelry future?
I would love to sell my jewelry. I do sell the odd piece but would eventually like to set up my own website.
5.What would you do if money wasn’t a issue?
If money was not an object I would love to take professional classes in beading and learn every technique I could and brush up on my skills on the ones I already know.
I asked Karen to show us some of the wonderful things she has made…….
Below are some photos of the jewelry I have made with beads I purchased from you and also my favorite pieces too.
As you can see Karen is a very talented lady and a nice person too.
photos#1-2-10 feature cabochons made by me and I am very proud of what she did with them…..