Here’s My Beading Story, It’s Easy, Really!

Beading? It’s Easy?  Really?

“Here’s My Beading Story, It’s Easy, Really!” you read and think, “Yeah, right!  I don’t even know where to begin!”  Maybe you want to try beading, but just don’t know if you can do it.  Well, I’m here to say, “It’s easy, really!”  If I can do it, YOU can do it.  Or maybe you are already beading jewelry & you KNOW how easy it is.  Either way…

Here’s my Beading Story.

This is me. I'm the Happy Beader. Read "My Beading Story, It's Easy!"
The Happy Beader, who discovered, “Beading, it’s Easy!”

My first time making a bracelet got me hooked.  It was so easy, I couldn’t believe it.   A friend called me up and invited me over for a beading party.  I was a little skeptical, never having done it before, but agreed.  “It’s easy, really!”  she assured me.  So I figured, “Why not give beading a try?”  She provided the beads, I picked the colors, strung them on & she showed me how to add the clasp.  My very first bracelet and it was really easy!  Easy & fun!  (Hey, we “Otter personalities” have to have fun!  If it’s not fun, it’s not worth it!)

As a child, my story was that I when I didn’t understand something in class, it was very stressful to me because the Golden Retriever Personality part of me wanted to please.  So, I worked really hard to do well.

Part of My Beading Story is that my personality is part "Golden Retriever". I care, I want to help, I'm loyal, just like Gold Retrievers.
Golden Retriever Service Dog Changes Owner’s Life. Click to read the story.

Let me explain a little more about my challenges.  My chiropractor, Dr. Rod Melvin, says I live inside the clock.  What he is referring to is the Clock Tower in Back to the Future Movie–you know the scene where the Doc has just climbed out of the Clock Tower?

My Beading Story is that I can see things from inside the clock tower (seeing the back side of the clock face) or outside the Clock Tower, like the majority.
Doc just climbed out of the clock…

Inside the tower, the clock chimed loudly but you could see the back of the clock face.

My story is that I can see things from both sides.  I can imagine being in the clock or outside–seeing it like everyone else.  Afterall, clockwise is relative to which side of the clock face you’re on!  LOL  That can be a really good thing, it helps with creativity & being able to show others how to do things in many different ways, but it also can make learning new things (like Math or even creative arts) a real challenge for me at times.  For example, when I was in Geometry class in high school, what would take others only 3 or 4 steps to prove took me 14!  My story is I just see things differently, and usually make them way harder than they really are.  But once I’ve conquered something, then I can usually explain things really well because I can see it more than one way.  Math was my biggest struggle in school, and I had many a tear over it.  BUT I worked & worked at it & even majored in it in College.   Then I went on to be a (very understanding) math tutor.  Now, as an adult, I don’t want the kind of stress I had learning math.  It’s gotta be fun.  If I don’t get it, it’s stressful!  And stress is not fun!

Okay, so what does all that have to do with to my beading story?  Read on…

After the beading party was over, I wanted to continue this fun beading story!  (Of course, right?!)  But then I found myself feeling lost in the bead store with no one to help me make good selections.  I wanted to get some beads & supplies so I could do more beading, but just didn’t know  where to begin.  My friend wasn’t an instructor, and didn’t know how to help me choose.  But that didn’t stop me!  LOL  My beading story didn’t end there!  This little otter girl was up for the adventure!

Once I had a collection of beads to play with, I did some basic stringing & loved it!  I was hooked!  I decided to try out some beading patterns.  Man, oh man!  That can be tricky for a beginner who lives “inside the clock”!   But being the determined little otter I am, I worked at it until I got it!  And is it fun!  And my beading story is, “It’s easy, really”!   You don’t have to worry–even if you are inside the Clock Tower like me!   This little otter girl is here to help!  I have beading classespatterns, kits & supplies, and even FREE Resources to help you on your way, and lots of experience in helping others.  I even schedule Gem Faire Shopping Experiences, for personal assistance.  And whether you are experienced and just want to follow the charts, or are brand new and need the step by step words & pictures, my goal has been to provide that in all of my patterns!  Granted, there may be a few that aren’t as thorough as others, but I’m here to help either way.  Just call or email me!

 

 

Welcome to Misti’s Jewelry Blog!

Hi all!

I’m excited to share with you my first Misti’s Jewelry Blog using WordPress!  As some of you know, I have been using BlogSpot.  But with WordPress, I can actually add my blog to my website with personalized backgrounds, etc.  This makes for a very #HappyBeader!  I am seeing there are a lot of features to figure out, so I hope you enjoy my discoveries along the way.  For now, I thought I would just keep it simple, and tell you a little bit about what’s on the docket for Misti’s Jewelry.

So, #WhatsNew with Misti’s Jewelry?  If you click on Shows & Events, you see I will be at the Gem Faire in Costa Mesa this coming weekend.  I’m happy to be sharing for the first time at Gem Faire my “Spirals & Swirls Earrings”,2014-10-24 10.30.54 my “You’ve Captured My Heart Pendant”, and a beginning bracelet class.  “Spirals & Swirls” is a beginning wire working class.  I will share a little bit about the nature and kinds of wire available, as well as teaching how to create these cool earrings.  =)  The “You’ve Captured My Heart Pendant” You've Captured My Heart Pendant is a class on how to make a 3d cube with a crystal inside.  It’s fun.  No needle working experience is necessary, but it helps.  The Beginning Bracelet class is pretty self-explanatory.  You don’t have to know a thing about jewelry making to take this class.  It’s a kind of ‘get your feet wet and see if you like it’ class.  =)  You can see pictures of the projects and a sample bracelet for the Beginning class on the Classes page or on the Gem Faire Website.  These are all new classes to Gem Faire.

I have a super cuddly kitty on my lap right now, as I’m typing.  Bless her heart.  Muffin is so prrry & sweet.  She’s funny, she’s a licker!  Go figure!  I have a dog that doesn’t lick people, and cat that does!  LOL  Oops…there she goes, kitty bath time!  LOL   121110150316

And…I better get going.  Gotta spend some time doing something other than blogging and beading–husbands need TLC, too.  =)  So long for now.  And hey, I’d love to hear what you’re up to!  So leave me a comment if you like.  =)

Delightfully beading away,

Misti — #TheHappyBeader