Wanda Harvell

Introduce Yourself:

I don't really know what inspires me, I just have an idea pop into my mind and I go with it. I don't have a certain style, I have several. I love beads and could stay in a craft store for hours with no problem. My poor husband has been with me on several occasions, but he is such a good sport about it. He will help me find what I need or walk around and look at other items in the store.

Share Your Background:

I have a couple of friends that are into jewelry making and I had always admired their items. I met my husband almost five years ago and moved to another county to be with him, leaving my children and grandchildren behind. I would visit them and vice versa quite a bit, but still I was left with a lot of time alone and you can only do so much cleaning.

My husband was working 10-12 hours a day, six and sometimes seven days a week leaving me at home alone, and I needed something to keep me busy. I started buying a few beads and then found out about Fire Mountain Gems and Beads. I have only made one large buy, but have joined groups of people that have the same hobby as me and they make several buys a year.

Beading Success!

Right now jewelry making is a big part of my life. I am not able to work outside my home so it keeps me busy and gives me something to do that I enjoy. I guess you could say I am addicted to beads and beading.