First off, tell us a little about yourself!
My name is Cindy and I live in Michigan, in a Lake Michigan coastal town, with my husband and 2 cats. I raised 2 sons and have 2 wonderful daughters-in-law and 2 beautiful grandchildren. I've always been somewhat artistic, but not with jewelry. My artistic was in the form of sketching and painting. As a child, my Dad and Grandfather owned jewelry stores and were both watchmakers. I had no interest in jewelry until I became a teenager. But then I only wanted to buy it, not make it.
How did you start creating your jewelry, and how long have you been doing it? My interest in making jewelry came when my daughter-in-law decided I would enjoy it and bought me the tools as a gift. So, I decided to try my hand at it and fell in love! I found my artistic niche! That was about 5 years ago and I haven't stopped. Actually I can't stop! I'm so addicted to it! LOL
Outside of crafting, what else do you enjoy doing?
That's not all I'm interested in. I'm one of Jehovah's Witnesses and spend my day hours preaching and conducting Bible studies. That is actually my first love!
Where do you get your inspiration from?My inspiration comes from a lot of different places. Sometimes it's color combinations that I see. Sometimes it's other creations that trigger an idea (not that I copy other people's work. They just give me ideas that's all). I look at a lot of beading magazines and books for ideas too.
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