We asked Angela to share a bit of her beadstory with us:
My love of beading came from a friend who gave me a beautiful hand-made bracelet for Christmas one year. I commented how lovely and thoughtful it was and that I would love to be able to make something like that myself. She pulled out a toolkit that was full of beading supplies and showed me how to make earrings. I had a one to one session with a beader and she showed me how to make bracelets and necklaces and it's just gone from there. That was almost 10 years ago! I make bridal jewellery using Swarovski Pearls and Crystals and sell to a shop in Sligo, Ireland. I work full time so the jewellery is still a hobby but it helps make ends meet. I love being creative and working with the crystals helps clear my mind and bring calm back into my life.
Françoise gave us a glimpse of her beading past, present & future:
I just love I-Perlen, it’s my favourite site because they have very nice material and such a great choice. Plus I am always being served with great kindness and gentleness. It has been 10 years now since I discovered this site.
Making jewellery is my favourite pastime. I sell my creations to my friends and as a result of that my customer base is steadily increasing. For the last 4 years I have been attending one or two Christmas markets a year and I thrive on designing necklaces, bracelets and other little accessories.
Thank you both for revealing a few personal details about yourselves and again Congratulations! Your prizes are on the way to you.