Featured Artist AJewell
I often hear about people that found their passion early in life and dove in with no looking back, but there are others that find their loves quite by accident! Such is the story of a lovely lady from Dublin Ireland and her love of beads.
Annette was innocently waiting on a bus and had a few minutes to kill so she wandered aimlessly into a local bead store. Can you say the beginning of the end? Well, she was immediately captured by all the shapes and colors and scooped up a few to take home. She spoke with the woman behind the counter and added some wire and clasps and then went home to figure out how to use all the wonderful treasures she had. After some internet searching, Annette was armed with 12 free lessons over the course of 12 weeks, but being impatient to play with her jewels, she ended up looking up info in between and ended up with her first necklace, bracelet and earrings and felt brilliant! Her course was set and she was hooked.
When Annette is not buried in beads, she loves to sew, which she believes really launched her creative streak while making a patchwork quilt, the movies, walking, and music. She is a homemaker that claims beading keeps her sane or insane depending on your perspective.
After really getting a feel for how jewelry was put together, Annette began selling to family and friends and was quickly encouraged to branch out and AJewell was born. A few business cards later, and she was in business. She currently sells at a local market stall every weekend where she not only shows off her finished treasures, but brings along her supplies so people can see her work first hand at creating a new piece.
Annette is open to help and willingly takes advice from those more experienced in either online selling or jewelry making. She listens, researches, and then decides if the advice is worth pursuing which is a wonderful sign of a woman willing to grow in her chosen field. She says that she makes every effort to remain positive no matter what is going on around her and has no regrets about her chosen field. She would happily repeat the process as she knows that jewelry is what she was meant to do.
Are you ready to see what this talented lady who stumbled onto her passion while waiting for a bus can really do? Well, she is easy to find on the HandmadeArtists as well as on her own site. She happily shows off her creativity on Facebook here and here.
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