Anna is a self-employed wife and mother of two teenage daughters. She enjoys beading and finds that it is her therapy for stress! If there's anyone that understands that, it's me. I am an occupational therapist, mother of 2 small children trying to run a home business, and my jewelry and crochet is MY therapy!
Anne and her daughters and first tried beading many years ago. Over the years, the beads have gotten smaller and the designs more intricate. Although her girls no longer bead, they enjoy wearing the pieces that she has created.
I started making jewelry over 10 years ago during college when a family friend that is a jeweler taught me how to string pearls. After that I tried to teach myself everything I could about making beaded jewelry. I am self-taught, definitely not the "artsy" type. As you can probably tell, most of my jewelry is pretty classic in style. I earned my master's degree in Occupational Therapy, and I am able to incorporate crafts and beads into therapy at times with my patients.
I am a mother of two small children (13 months, and 2 1/2)that is enjoying staying at home with them while they are young. In doing so, I have been able to pick back up with my jewelry business that I love.